With the current trend of the coronavirus pandemic, football league will have to play without fans if they want to resume the league. The 2020-21 season has disrupted with the global pandemic almost all the associations in the world are currently on suspension because of the coronavirus, and the German Bundesliga only resume their training recently with the Spanish La Liga also resuming their league.
If the various soccer leagues want to resume, they will have to do it with their loyal fans to be there to support them. The fans will have to be watching from the television in their various houses, and this is the only way games can be completed it must be played behind closed doors. The only problem will be clubs that make money from their fans will have to endure the lost for the main time.
All the matches including the Uefa Champions League and Uefa Europa League will be played behind closed doors for the safety of everybody. All players will be tested before any game will be played, and since there is the ban of public gathering, it is unlikely to see soccer lovers in the match venue.
Football Association chairman Greg Clarke has said it is hard to see fans returning to matches “any time soon” and the Premier League is preparing for the possibility of playing next season without fans. Increasingly lucrative broadcasting deals and commercial opportunities mean matchday income contributes a smaller proportion of total revenue to clubs in the modern era than before – but it can still have a significant impact.
With this development, clubs like Liverpool, who thrive with the help of their fans, will have to learn to play without spectators. Being that the fans will be absent in the match venue, the big clubs will have the most impact as the smaller teams are almost already used to playing with our without spectators.
The ‘Big Six’ clubs in the Premier League (Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur) had a collective matchday income of £495m in 2018-19, which represented 73% of the total made in the Premier League. So without the fans now you can imagine how much they will be losing.
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