The Super League and Challenge League will not resume the week of June 8. An Extraordinary General Assembly has been called for May 29, which will provide more information on the rest of the season.
The date of June 8, which had been envisaged by the Federal Council for the resumption of competitions, was to be submitted to a government approval on May 27. Whatever it is said that day, the twenty clubs of the Swiss Football League (SFL) will meet two days later, for a meeting “physical”, communicated the authority. We will then decide on the future of the season.
The clubs will vote on the continuation of the championship. In the event that the resumption is accepted by all the clubs, the championship will not resume until the weekend of June 18, 19 and 20.
Incompatible training and partial unemployment
Training, on the other hand, can resume as of Monday, May 11, as already planned and according to the prescribed sanitary provisions. However, the SFL has been informed by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) “that clubs will no longer be able to claim partial unemployment as soon as training resumes,” explains the League.
In addition, with a view to resuming the Super League and the Challenge League, the SFL is waiting to learn more about possible financial aid from the Federal Council. “This financial aid is a precondition for avoiding a situation that would threaten the very existence of Swiss professional football,” warns the SFL.
Last Sunday, the Head of the Federal Department of Defense, Civil Protection and Sports Viola Amherd had put forward the idea of funding the matches behind closed doors.
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