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Sport Premier League allows spectators to return - at least partially

13:45  27 november  2020
13:45  27 november  2020 Source:   90min.de

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It was confirmed on Thursday that only 10 Premier League teams would be allowed to welcome back up to 2,000 spectators .

Only half of the Premier League stadiums — mainly in London — will be allowed the return of some fans when coronavirus Another 10 top division clubs are in areas classified as the highest risk for COVID-19 infections so will remain closed to spectators , including Manchester sides United and City.

Since March, the English Premier League has been playing in front of completely empty stands, from next weekend there will be at least a partial return of spectators: Up to 2,000 fans will then be able to attend the games of their favorite clubs . The fact that there are no uniform rules across the league causes displeasure.

Auch beim FC Southhampton sind ab kommendem Wochenende wieder bis zu 2000 Zuschauer zugelassen | Visionhaus/Getty Images © Provided by 90min Also at Southhampton FC, up to 2000 spectators will be allowed again from next weekend | Visionhaus / Getty Images

Depending on the current infection situation in the hometowns of the clubs, these were divided into two different parts. While the six London clubs around Arsenal , Tottenham and Chelsea as well as Liverpool FC and three other clubs are allowed a partial return from next Saturday, the ten other clubs must continue to play their home games as ghost games.

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Marcelo Bielsa, coach of newly promoted Leeds United, who also have to continue playing in front of empty ranks, expressed his dissatisfaction with the plans of the Premier League (via Times): "One can be of the opinion that no club should let in spectators until all clubs can, in order to avoid an imbalance." In his opinion, the clubs would basically benefit from spectators - and so the clubs from Corona hotspots would be disadvantaged.

Newcastle United coach Steve Bruce also criticized this inequality. "A couple of fans are better than none. It certainly gives you a small advantage. Is that a fair advantage? I think it's a small advantage, but not particularly big." On the other hand, he also showed understanding for the joy of other clubs; Newcastle also miss the fans, who are a major factor in the home strength.

Crunch talks on whether fans can return to stadiums in Wales before Christmas .
Leading sports teams and governing bodies in Wales are meeting on Monday to plan a pathway for a phased return of fans to matchesOfficials from the Welsh Rugby Union, Cardiff City and Swansea City are among those who will sit around a table with the Welsh Government to try to find a route forward for the return of supporters.

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