The Premier League organization is discussing a plan to gather teams in a safe location to play the remaining nine rounds of the 2019-2020 season.
The plan is called “World Cup-style”, and it is likely that the area focusing on competition is central England and London. The remaining 92 matches will take place in June and July, in non-spectator fields.
All matches will be broadcast live like the World Cup
This option is getting more and more support, according to Independent. It helps solve three problems, including regular medical checks against Covid-19, reducing the risk of infection from outside agents, and completing the entire season.
The British government also leaned on this option because it would bring entertaining moments to the people during the home isolation by Covid-19.
To complete this plan, all members of the teams, TV stations and journalists will be isolated and under strict medical examination, before entering the venue. The last nine rounds of the Premier League will take place continuously, over a period of six to eight weeks, with a density of no more than five matches a day.
Logistics is the biggest challenge in this plan. In addition to the entire tournament service system that must live separately, the problems that arise when the tournament takes place also do not have satisfactory answers.
Political factors are part of the reason this World Cup-style show is easy to come true, according to Independent. If Covid-19 was controlled, England needed a push to make life return to normal. In the land of fog, nothing is more meaningful now than the return of the number one football tournament.
On the player side, their mood was stable. Almost assured complete the entire season, and play the ball in the field without the audience. They also predetermined that they may have to play in training grounds, instead of stadiums, for ease of management.
The idea of ”World Cup style” scheduling was started in early March when the Premier League announced the postponement of the tournament for the first time. However, it is especially noticeable these days when this tournament needs absolute safety, amid the high number of nCoV infections in the UK.