Premier League clubs given nod to play friendlies before resumption of 2019-20 campaign - Report

WION Web Team London, United Kingdom Jun 03, 2020, 03.42 PM(IST)

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While contact training has already resumed as clubs gear up for the resumption of the Premier League, teams have been given permission to organise friendly matches to regain full fitness ahead of the resumption of the league.

The English Premier League 2019-20 is all set to resume services on June 17 and the fans of the beautiful game are already excited about the return of the most-watched football league in the world. While contact training has already resumed as clubs gear up for the resumption of the Premier League, teams have been given permission to organise friendly matches to regain full fitness ahead of the resumption of the league.

Doctors and medical experts have already warned the Premier League clubs of potential injuries due to a prolonged break and clubs are planning to organise friendly matches before the league kicks back to life. 

As per a report, rules have been handed over to clubs for conducting friendly matches.

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-    Players must not travel more than 90 minutes from their home grounds
-    Players have to arrive at the stadium in their own cars
-    Coaching staff to officiate matches instead of referees-
-    Pre-assessment of venues before friendlies are to be held
-    Players should've had the recent COVID test report as negative
-    Social distancing should be maintained at all times and 'all unnecessary congestion or congregation needs to be eliminated'.

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Reportedly, Premier League clubs have contacted Championship teams in a bid to play friendly matches. Clubs like Norwich City and Newcastle United have been given the nod to travel further due to their remote distance.

Meanwhile, many Premier League clubs have expressed their concerns about injuries to players and once the league comes to life, more injury issues are expected.