Professional football return to South Korea after the K League announced its season will kick off on May 8.
South Korea.- Professional football is back on in South Korea after the K League announced a return date of May 8.
After more than two months of delays caused by the Coronavirus outbreak which hit South Korea particularly hard, both K League 1 and K League 2 will kick off in the second week of the month.
The decision was reached during the league’s meeting with club representatives at the league headquarters in Seoul this morning.
To begin the season, matches will be played without fans. It’s unclear on how long this will be the case, but the league said the health of fans, staff and players are being considered of paramount importance.
The season was originally scheduled to begin on February 29, but the start was postponed five days prior because of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Apart from in Belarus, global football remains out of action.
The Bundesliga in Germany has announced plans to resume around a similar date, while leagues in Scotland, Belgium and the Netherlands are look set to void their current seasons.
The first match of the K League season will see three-time defending champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors host Suwon Samsung Bluewings at Jeonju World Cup Stadium in Jeonju.