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Last Updated: June 20th 2020, 8:30 pm

Premier League consider shorter games

It is reported that the Premier League consider to shorten the duration of the football fixtures.

 

According to the chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association, Gordon Taylor this might be a good idea as it will be safer for the players and for the staff on the pitch.

 

All games were suspended since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, but the Premier League are looking for a way to restart the current season as soon as possible.


 


It is expected that in one week the clubs will have up to three matches and FIFA proposed allowing extra substitutions to help players cope with the pressure.

 

One of the other suggestions for safe environment was the proposal the games to be less than 45 minutes each way.


 


“We don't know the future," Gordon Taylor said for BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

 

“What we do know is what propositions have been put, what ideas have been put: the possibility of having more substitutes, games possibly not being the full 45 minutes each way, there’s talk of neutral stadiums – there’s lots of things being put forward.

 

For now this is only a suggestion as the Premier League is due to hold a meeting right after the British government review the lockdown situation in Britain on May 7.