There are more than 60 fixtures to rearrange in the FA Women’s Super League, FA Women’s Championship and Women’s FA Cup with The Football Association having revealed earlier today that all elite football in England will continue to be suspended until 30 April due to the Coronavirus crisis.
The outbreak, which has recently been declared a global pandemic, has hit the UK hard this month, resulting in all football initially being suspended until 3 April. The virus is no closer to coming to an end and The Football Association have today revealed via their official website that the suspension of all domestic action has been extended until at least 30 April.
The decision now means that over 60 fixtures in the FA Women’s Super League, FA Women’s Championship and Women’s FA Cup will have been postponed in March and April alone. The direction of those competitions once the suspension is lifted is currently unknown. Clubs will be keen to complete the season, however, the huge number of fixtures left to play could make this aim more and more difficult to achieve as time goes on.
The Coronavirus is also having an affect on European competition with Arsenal’s UEFA Women’s Champions League involvement being halted earlier this week at the quarter-final stage. The Gunners must wait to learn of what will happen with their two-legged tie against French club Paris Saint-Germain.
Many FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship clubs have opted to close their training facilities to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus with players being given individual training programmes away from their clubs.