FIFA Medical Chief: Football Should Return in September!
Posted: 28 April 2020
The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) Medical Committee chairman Michel D’Hooghe does not believe football should return until September 1 at the earliest. Top leagues in world football, such as the English Premier League, have proposed that the league return on the 25th of May, albeit behind closed doors, while Germany have proposed the 9th of May 2020.
Nonetheless, FIFA Medical Chairman, D’Hooghe, thinks otherwise, saying “The world is not ready for competitive football; I hope this can change very quickly and I sincerely hope that. Today you need more patience. This is the most dramatic situation we have lived in since the Second World War. We should not underestimate it, we must be realistic”, concluded D’Hooghe.
Some of the European leagues, including the Eredevisie in the Netherlands, have cancelled their league, with France following suite. It remains to be seen if football will return in September or earlier.
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