Fans could be back in football stadiums by October the government has announced while unveiling the latest steps in the fight against coronavirus.
Football has been taking place behind closed doors since it returned from its COVID-19 suspension, which began in March and ended last month.
All matches have been going ahead with no spectators since football resumed
It has long been accepted that the 2020/21 season will begin with supporters still barred from attending matches, but fears that behind closed doors football could run into next year have been allayed by the government.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday morning unveiled the latest road map as the UK continues to battle against coronavirus, and a key topic was the loosening of various restrictions.
He announced indoor performances can being again on August 1, with spectators hopefully back at football matches a few months later.
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