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Coronavirus: Turkish football league will not resume at least until June

Super League has been suspended since March 19 due to the coronavirus pandemic. At the time of its cancellation, the Turkish league had played 26 games and Trabzonspor was the leader.

Turkish football league (Süper Lig), suspended since last March in Turkey due to the coronavirus pandemic, may not resume at least until next June, as reported by the Turkish Soccer Federation (TFF) in a statement released a few days ago.

The statement, published last Friday April 3rd on the official website of the Federation, indicates that taking into account the preparation time required by the clubs, the Turkish Super League will resume at the earliest date in early June, while ensures that planning has been carried out taking into account all possible scenarios and circumstances in the face of the COVID-19 epidemic.

The Turkish Football Federation adds that its objective is to be able to complete the 2019-2020 season, however “prioritising human lives first“. Turkish authorities suspended all sports competitions on March 19th – including soccer, basketball, handball and volleyball – in a decision announced at a press conference from Ankara by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mehmet Kasapoğlu.

At the time of its suspension due to the coronavirus, the Turkish football league had played 26 games with Trabzonspor again occupying the top with 53 points, the same as Başakşehir (2nd), while Galatasaray, Sivasspor and Beşiktaş were in 3rd, 4th and 5th place with 50, 49 and 44 points, respectively. If the calendar is maintained, the next matches to be played would be:

Fenerbahçe – HK Kayserispor

Gaziantep FK – MKE Ankaragücü

BTC Türk Yeni Malatyaspor – Kasımpaşa

DG Sivasspor – Yukatel Denizlispor

Beşiktaş – Antalyaspor

Gençlerbirliği – İH Konyaspor

Çaykur Rizespor – Galatasaray

M.Başakşehir – Aytemiz Alanyaspor

Göztepe – Trabzonspor