Coronavirus: When will Premier League, Serie A, La Liga and other soccer competitions return?

The coronavirus pandemic has created a lot of uncertainty in the world of sports. The Olympics have been pushed back to 2021. The same goes for the Euros and Copa America. — both previously slated for this summer. We even saw our first major league called off when Ligue 1 ended its season, while Germany’s Bundesliga returned earlier in May. 

Three of the other top European leagues are set to return within the next month.

So where to things stands around the world? Here’s a look at the status of some of the biggest leagues and competitions (keep in mind many decisions will depend on public health guidelines and clearance):

Notable European competitions

UEFA

European Championship

Officially postponed until June 2021.

UEFA

Champions League

Postponed. No decision has yet been made on rearranged dates. There’s a chance the tournament is completed in August. 

UEFA

Europa League

Postponed. No decision has yet been made on rearranged dates. There’s a chance the tournament is completed in August. 

England

Premier League

Set to return on June 17.

England

FA Cup

Government has given the green light to resume starting June 1. Clubs must now vote on whether to resume and when.

France

Ligue 1

Season canceled. Paris Saint-Germain were crowned champions.

France

Coupe de France final

Postponed indefinitely, with the aim being to have the final between PSG and Saint-Etienne when sports return in France.

France

Coupe de la Ligue final

Postponed indefinitely, with the aim being to have the final between PSG and Lyon when sports return in France.

Germany

Bundesliga

Play has officially resumed.

Germany

DFB-Pokal

Play is expected to resume soon now that the Bundesliga has returned.

Italy

Serie A

Set to return on June 20.

Italy

Coppa Italia

Set to return in June.

Spain

La Liga

Return set for June 11.

Spain

Copa del Rey final

Postponed indefinitely. Copa del Rey finalists (Real Sociedad and Athletic Bilbao) have agreed to delay match until fans can watch.

Rest of European leagues

Austria

Postponed, though training has resumed. 

Azerbaijan

Postponed.

Belgium

The league’s board of directors voted to cancel the season early, though it hasn’t been finalized.  

Croatia

Postponed indefinitely. Training has resumed. 

Denmark

Postponed indefinitely.  

Finland

Postponed until at least May 31.  

Greece

Postponed indefinitely. 

Israel

Postponed indefinitely.  

Kazakhstan 

Postponed indefinitely.  

Latvia

Start of the season has been postponed indefinitely.

Lithuania

Postponed indefinitely.

Netherlands

Season canceled.

Northern Ireland

Postponed until at least April 30. 

Norway

Start of the season has been postponed indefinitely. Decision expected on May 7.

Poland

Restarting on May 29. 

Portugal

Play is set to return on June 4.

Romania

Postponed indefinitely.

Russia

Postponed indefinitely.

Scotland

The league has been called off, and Celtic has been declared champion. 

Serbia

Training has resumed, and the league is aiming to return in late May or early June.  

Slovakia

Postponed indefinitely.  

Sweden

Start of season postponed until June as teams are now training.

Switzerland

Planning to restart on June 8. Training resuming on May 11.

Turkey

Postponed indefinitely. Turkish FA president is targeting a June 12 restart.

Ukraine

Postponed indefinitely. 

American, Canadian and Mexican competitions

U.S./Canada

Major League Soccer

Postponed until at least June 8; All-Star game called off. 

U.S.

U.S. Open Cup

Postponed indefinitely. 

U.S.

National Women’s Soccer League

Start of the season postponed indefinitely. 

U.S./Canada/Mexico

Leagues Cup

2020 edition canceled. 

U.S./Mexico

Campeones Cup

2020 edition canceled. 

Mexico

Liga MX

The league called off the remainder of its Clausura tournament. 

Rest of North and Central American competitions

CONCACAF Champions League

Postponed indefinitely. 

Costa Rica

The league resuming on May 15.

Honduras

Postponed indefinitely. 

Panama

Postponed indefinitely.  

Notable South American competitions

CONMEBOL

Copa America

Postponed until June 2021.

CONMEBOL

Copa Libertadores

Postponed until at least early May. 

CONMEBOL

Copa Sudamericana

Postponed until at least early May.

Argentina

Superliga Argentina

Postponed indefinitely..

Argentina

Copa de la Superliga

Postponed indefinitely.

Argentina

Copa Argentina

Postponed indefinitely.

Brazil

Campeonato Brasileiro (Serie A)

Scheduled to begin in May with players looking for health assurances from leaders. 

Brazil

Copa do Brasil

Postponed indefinitely. 

Rest of South American leagues

Bolivia

Postponed indefinitely.

Chile

Postponed indefinitely.

Colombia

Postponed indefinitely. 

Ecuador

Postponed indefinitely. 

Paraguay

Postponed indefinitely.

Peru

Postponed indefinitely.

Uruguay

Postponed indefinitely. 

Venezuela

Postponed indefinitely.   

Asian leagues

Australia

Postponed indefinitely. 

India

Season has been completed. 

Japan

J-League is hoping to resume in May.

Malaysia

Postponed indefinitely.

Qatar

Postponed indefinitely.  

South Korea

The season began on Friday, May 8.

Saudi Arabia

Postponed indefinitely.  

Thailand

Postponed indefinitely.. 

United Arab Emirates

Postponed indefinitely.

African leagues

Algeria

Postponed indefinitely.

Kenya

Postponed indefinitely.

Morocco

Postponed indefinitely.  

Namibia

Postponed indefinitely. 

Nigeria

Postponed indefinitely. 

Senegal

Postponed indefinitely.

South Africa

Postponed indefinitely. 

Zimbabwe

Postponed indefinitely.

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