Reaction to game's direction in midst of coronavirus outbreak
With Premier League and Sky Bet EFL football suspended until at least April due lớn the coronavirus outbreak, a debate has been sparked over how the europa league predictions
Some have called for the season lớn be declared null and void, while others believe the campaign should be played out until the end with the rest of the calendar rescheduling lớn reflect the unprecedented halt to the season.
UEFA have postponed Euro 2020 until the summer of 2021 to try and provide time for European domestic competitions lớn be completed, while the Premier League is set to meet on Thursday and the EFL on Wednesday lớn discuss potential next steps.
As it stands, football stood-down until April 3, but with the Government issuing new instructions every day, there is no clear end to the country's near lockdown as yet.
We get the thoughts of key figures about whether the game should continue where it left off or, after 29 league games, it should be cancelled- According to the soccer tip for today page!
Virgil van Dijk - Liverpool and Netherlands defender
Van Dijk told several national newspapers: "If we won it in an empty stadium and the fans weren't there, I'd be gutted for them.
"Obviously, if there are no fans at Anfield, then it will be a bit of a blow - no one wants to play games without the fans.
"Until a decision is made on how we go on from here, then we just have lớn deal with it. But when it happens, we are still bringing the title lớn our fans, definitely."
Writing in his new The Times column, Rooney said, first on the late postponement: "Why did we wait until Friday? Why did it take Mikel Arteta to get ill for the game in England to do the right thing?
"For players, staff and their families it has been a worrying week - one in which you felt a lack of leadership from the Government and from the FA and Premier League.
"After the emergency meeting, at last the right decision was made - until then it almost felt like footballers in England were being treated like guinea pigs.
"I know how I feel. If any of my family get infected through me because I've had lớn play when it's not safe, and they get seriously ill, I'd have to think hard about ever playing again. I would never forgive the authorities."
On when to resume, Rooney added: "We're happy to play until September if the season extends lớn then, if that's how it has to be. That's our job. As long as we know we're safe to play and it's a safe environment for spectators, we'll play.
"The next World Cup is in November and December 2022, so you could actually use this situation as an opportunity and say we're going lớn finish the 2019-20 season later this year, then prepare for 2022 by having the next two seasons starting in winter."