Corona virus : Portuguese football restart set for June 4

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Corona virus : Portuguese football restart set for June 4

Portugal is set to resume its top-tier football division Primeira Liga on June 4, the country’s football association said on Tuesday.

“The Liga Portugal announced this Tuesday in an official statement that the return of the Liga NOS is scheduled for June 4th,” the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) said in a statement on its website.

Liga Portugal is Portuguese football’s governing body and manages local competitions including the Liga NOS and Portuguese League Cup.

This March the coronavirus pandemic forced the FPF to halt its 2019-2020 season.

“In order to ensure that the stadiums are strictly inspected and medical tests are carried out on all professionals involved in the games and their organization, the date of June 4, 2020 is set for the first game of the 25th round of the Liga NOS,” Liga Portugal said.

Porto is top of the league, one point ahead of reigning champion Benfica, with Braga and Sporting Lisbon 13 and 15 points back respectively.