Primeira Liga 2019-20 season return date - All you need to know about the league's measures to face COVID-19

The entire football landscape has changed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and all leagues around the world have faced major decisions to prevent the further spread of the disease. 

As you may already know, the World Health Organization has classified the coronavirus as a pandemic since Monday, and proper measures must be implemented to keep the infection toll from rising. So, with that in mind, the Portuguese Primeira Liga has decided to postpone all games indefinitely until the pandemic is controlled.

Initially, Portuguese top-flight execs had decided to keep on playing games behind closed doors, but after the Portuguese Players' Union had a say on this matter, the decision to bring all football acitivity in Portugal to a halt was revealed earlier today. 

"The Liga NOS and Liga PRO tournaments have been suspended indefinitely this Thursday. The league's decision comes after a meeting between AMEF execs and the Permanent Calendars Commission," the press release states.

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FAQ - How is the Portuguese league dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic

When will the Primeira Liga A return to action?

As of now, the Portuguese top-flight has been suspended indefinitely until further notice.

Are there any players or coaches who have tested positive for coronavirus among Serie A teams?

There have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus among Portuguese players.

Will any games be played behind closed doors?

No. Although the initial decision was to hold games behind closed doors, the Primeira Liga has effectively suspended all games until further notice.

Who will win the league if the 2019-20 season is canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic?

There is no clear indication on what pattern the Primeira Liga will follow to determine their champion. If things end as they are now, Porto would be the 2019-20 Primeira Liga champions, since they are currently one point ahead of Benfica in the title race.

What are some of the top games not being played in the Primeira Liga after this decision was made?

  • Benfica vs Tondela

  • Famalicao vs Porto

  • Porto vs Maritimo

  • Portimonense vs Benfica

  • Porto vs Sporting CP

Follow LiveSoccer TV for further updates on how all leagues in the world will deal with the coronavirus pandemic, and when they will return to action if that ends up happening.

 

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