COVID 19 – Women’s Super League cancelled and season to be decided on ‘sporting merit’
The 2019-20 Women’s Super League (WSL) has been CANCELLED early due to the coronavirus outbreak, it has been confirmed.
The top flight of English women’s football will have its champions, plus matters of relegation and European qualification, decided on the basis of “sporting merit.” Manchester City and Chelsea having claims to the championship.
City were the league leaders when the season was initially however the Blues would be ranked first if the league was determined by points per game (PPG).
Bottom club Liverpool look set to be relegated, while Aston Villa would be promoted as they lead the second-tier WSL2 on both metrics. Arsenal will miss out on the Champions League, with positions in the premier women’s football continental club competition going only to the top two finishers in the league.
The men’s Bundesliga in Germany, have since returned to action, while other divisions – including the English men’s Premier League – are planning to resume in the coming weeks. The men’s Eredivisie in the Netherlands, Ligue 1 in France, the Belgian Jupiler League and the Scottish Premiership – have abandoned their seasons either for economic reasons.
Abandoned leagues have been resolved in various ways – in France, Belgium and Scotand, championships and relegations have been honoured, however in the Netherlands the season was declared null and void with no winners.