FIFA want 2019-20 Premier League season to be canceled due to COVID-19

FIFA want 2019-20 Premier League season to be canceled due to COVID-19

- FIFA's medical chief wants the current Premier League season to be declared null and void

- The French league was recently canceled by the prime minister and would resume by September

- Premier League teams have already resumed training ahead of a comeback date in June

FIFA's medical chief Michel D'Hooghe wants the Premier League season scrapped as he raises concerns about players' health.

The Belgian medical personnel compared the fight against the pandemic to World War II and insists that the season should not resume, but start a new campaign in Setempber.

D’Hooghe warned: “The world is not ready for competitive football.

“If there is one moment where absolute priority should be given to health and medicine, it is this.

“That is why I ask everybody to be very careful before starting competitions again.

“I will be happy if we can have nothing before the start of next season.

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“If they could start 2020-21 in September they could eventually avoid a second attack from the virus.”

France Prime Minister Edouard Philippe recently confirmed that the Ligue 1 season is canceled will not until resume until September.

And D'hooghe has kicked against any plans of teams playing their matches behind-closed-doors to complete the current campaign.

D'hooghe told Sky Sports: “It is a terrible responsibility at the moment — the most dramatic situation we have lived in since the Second World War.

“You cannot play in the Premier League when players have to remain two metres apart.

“Have you tried playing football in a mask? This does not avoid social distancing. Players are together on the field, in the dressing room.

“Of course, you could say, ‘Let’s play behind closed doors’.

“But even then, you will see groups of fans coming secretly together in rooms just to support their team anyway.

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“Testing is such an important point — but you have to repeat them.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng, reports in Spanish claim.

The Argentine and his girlfriend Oriana Sabatini had initially tested positive for the virus on March 21.

And according to Spanish news media outlet El Chiringuito, the Juventus attacker had conducted four tests in six weeks with the latest result coming out positive.

Legit.ng also reported that Finidi George is among the toughest opponents Roberto Carlos has faced in his career, the Real Madrid legend claims.

The Brazilian left-back has clashed a couple of times in La Liga when Finidi was plying his trade for Real Betis.

Both players were at the peak of the careers with Carlos winning the best defender three times while Finidi won the best right-winger at one point in his career.

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