Football leagues across Europe have been suspended and the Premier League, the FA and the EFL have decided to extend the season's deadline beyond June 30, by which point they were contractually obliged to finish the campaign..
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With players' contracts due to end on that date and the transfer window supposed to open the following day, there are obvious difficulties but FIFA is working to solve the problem.
"On March 18 the Bureau of the FIFA Council decided to establish a FIFA-Confederations Working Group in response to COVID-19," a FIFA spokesman told Sky Sports News.
"This Working Group will assess the need for amendments or temporary dispensations to the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players' to protect contracts for both players and clubs and adjusting player registration periods.
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"This work has already started and will be conducted in consultation with all key stakeholders, including confederations, member associations, clubs, leagues and players."
The Premier League is currently suspended until at least April 30, with Serie A also hoping to re-start during the first weekend of May.