Consequences of COVID19 on Belgian Football

July 13, 2020

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Monday, 13 July 2020 – The Belgian Pro League (1st and 2nd division) followed the federal Government’s lockdown measures as decided on 12 March 2020 and immediately suspended its competition (just before the 30th and last round of the regular season and the subsequent playoffs).

Subsequently, the Pro League’s General Assembly decided on 15 May 2020 to cancel the remainder of the 2019-2020 competition, to uphold the rankings after the 29th round of the 2019-2020 regular season, and to attribute the league title, the European cup’s qualifying spots as well as the relegation spot from division 1A in accordance with said rankings.

On 26 March 2020, the Belgian FA’s High Council stopped the amateur level football competitions.

On 22 May 2020, the Pro League opted to terminate the 2019-2020 professional football season, with the exception of the Cup final (scheduled for 1 August 2020) and the second division’s play-off final (on 2 August 2020).

It took quite some time for this decision to be made.

You can read the full article in Football Legal #13 – June 2020.

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