The coronavirus pandemic has shut down all major professional sports leagues. However, global soccer leagues are crystallizing plans for when they’ll return.
Here’s a look at when top leagues may resume play.
When will the Premier League return?
Based on recent discussions, the Premier League will return on June 6th. Players may come back for training and fitness as early as May 16th. A late May training return date has also been discussed.
When will the Bundesliga return?
Germany’s top division has been among the more aggressive leagues in the world when it comes to restarting. Bundesliga teams and players began small group practices last week.
Current plans has the league resuming play in early May. Officials would attempt to finish the season by June 30th.
When will Serie A return?
Italy has been among the hardest hit countries in the world. However, Serie A is discussing a May 4 return to training. The season could restart by late May.
When will La Liga return?
Spain has also been among the hardest hit countries in the world. The impact of the coronavirus could alter La Liga for years. Heavy spenders like Barcelona and Real Madrid may find their top transfer targets financially out.
Of the major European leagues, La Liga is the only one without a well-sourced return date.
When will Ligue 1 return?
Even though Ligue 1 is basically a procession march each season towards and inevitable PSG title, officials do plan on completing this campaign. Play is expected to resume on June 17th.
When will MLS return?
All team activities have been suspended until at least April 24th. The league is considering a number of options to finish the season. Among them would be a tournament format and / or completing matches at neutral sites.