The health crisis that the world is going through due to the coronavirus also affected sport. And in the case of soccer, activity is paralyzed in the major leagues of Europe, South America and the rest of the planet. Furthermore, as UEFA announced, the Eurocup that was to be held this year in 12 different venues on the Old Continent was postponed to 2021.
In this situation, the entities in charge of the leagues and various European clubs are analyzing the possibility of a cut in the salary of footballers to alleviate the economic crisis that will generate the forced stop because of the global expansion of the virus COVID-19.
In the case of professional english football, which made the suspension of the competition official until at least April 30, the situation could worsen for the categories that are below the Premier League, that is Championship, League One and League Two, if the pandemic progresses and soccer would have to be canceled until next season.
That is why, according to the British newspaper The Sun, after a meeting between the English Football Federation (FA) and the Association of Professional Footballers (PFA), one could consider asking all Premier League players to agree to give up 20 percent of their salary to help professional divisions in England.
If this were to happen, taking into account that there would be no competition in the months of April, May and June, the stars of the highest category of English football would generate a bag of about 117 million euros – about 105 million pounds – that would help the other professional leagues but with fewer memories. Beyond these categories, amateur football in the European country has already suspended its activity until after half the year.
After the meeting, the soccer union and the representatives of the two most important leagues issued a statement on the topics discussed at the meeting. “The Premier League, EFL, and PFA met to discuss the increasing seriousness of COVID-19. We agree that difficult decisions will have to be made to mitigate the economic impact of the current suspension of football in England and we agree to work together to reach shared solutions. ".
If the pandemic progresses and the total cessation of soccer would be decreed, soccer players like Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City figure, Paul Pogba, the French midfielder of Manchester United, the German of Arsenal Mesut Ozil, so much Mo Salah and the captain of the English team, Harry kane, they would give almost 1,000,000 dollars of their wages.
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