The Slovenia Times

Top football league to resume on 5 June


Players in the premier football league are already training as the authorities have allowed team sport practices as of this Monday.

The NZS said the full schedule would be confirmed by the executive committee next week, adding that the national football cup competition would also resume next month.

The cup semi-finals will be played on 9 and 10 June, and the final match on 24 June, all of them on the neutral pitch of the National Football Centre in Brdo pri Kranju, without spectators.

The NZS said that all measures to limit infection with Covid-19 in force would be implemented, and that a relevant protocol would be drafted in cooperation with the National Public Health Institute by the start of the first game.

The national championship was halted after 25 out of the 36 scheduled matches played. Olimpija Ljubljana leads the standings with 50 points, ahead of Celje and Aluminij (45 each). The defending champions Maribor are fourth at 43 points.

While the premier league and national cup for men resume, the NZS had already ended the second league for men and the first league for women earlier this month.

To be promoted from the second league is the club which topped the standings when football was suspended, the football club Koper. The second-placed Gorica will enter play-offs with the club which finishes ninth in the premier league.

The women's premier league has ended without the official champion declared. Decision on which club will represent Slovenia in European competitions in the next season will be based on past results.


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