THE World Health Organisation have reportedly called for all football to be suspended until the end of NEXT season – 2021.
They are prepared to go extreme lengths to ensure that there is not a second wave of coronavirus.
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According to Italian paper La Repubblica, the WHO put forward the idea during a conference call with Uefa.
It is understood that the organisation would prefer all matches to be axed until at least the end of next season, in 18 months’ time.
WHO are said to be considering all possible scenarios, but are concerned about causing a second wave of the pandemic.
The lengthy suspension could plunge a huge number of clubs into financial instability due to the lack of matchday income.
Teams across the world have already called on their players to take a pay cut to help ease their cash woes.
Arsenal confirmed on Monday that their squad will hand over 12.5 per cent of their wages to the club.
SunSport exclusively revealed that the Gunners could find a backdoor route into the Champions League next season – with some pushing for Euro places to be decided on coefficient rankings.
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When football does resume, the games are expected to be played behind closed doors and some Covid-19 restrictions will remain in place.