Pro League wants to test all professional footballers before July 1 …


The Pro League wants to have all footballers in the Jupiler Pro League (1A) and Proximus League (1B) tested before 1 July for possible infections with the corona virus. That is confirmed by the Pro League on Thursday.

The National Security Council gave the green light on Wednesday to resume all sports from June 8, with the exception of contact sports such as judo, boxing, basket and football. Until July 1, practitioners in those sports should still limit themselves to contactless training in groups of 20 people. Afterwards tackles and duels are allowed again.

The Pro League, the association of professional clubs in our country, wants to have all players of 1A and 1B tested for COVID-19 at least once before that date. It is not clear whether more tests will be needed. That depends on the evolution of the pandemic. However, after July 1 and before the start of the new season in the Jupiler Pro League (August 7) ​​and the Proximus League (August 23), at least one more test will have to be taken by all players.

The Pro League will have it carried out by one and the same laboratory. No laboratory has yet been designated. It is not known whether the clubs themselves, the Pro League or possibly even the Royal Belgian Football Association (RBFA) will pay for the tests. “Nothing has been decided yet about the financing,” it sounds.


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