Club Brugge set to be crowned Pro League champions as Belgian football is cancelled


The Belgian Pro League is set to become the first major European league to be cancelled due to the coronavirus.

According to the BBC, Club Brugge will be declared champions with the current league table set to stand.

Club Brugge were 15 points ahead at the top of the table with one game of the regular season to go.

It has now been decided that the play-offs to determine the final standings will not go ahead.

The league’s board of directors made the decision and have made a recommendation to the general assembly.

It will be made official on 15 April, with relegation and promotion issues still to be decided.

In a statement, the league said: "Even if games behind closed doors could theoretically be possible, the additional pressure they place on health and order services should be avoided.

"Moreover, decisions by local authorities threaten to make a joint course of match days impossible.

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"The Board of Directors has unanimously decided that it is not desirable to continue the competition after June 30.

"Given the above elements, the Board of Directors has formulated a unanimous advice to the General Meeting not to resume the competitions of the '19-'20 season and to accept the current state of the Jupiler Pro League as final classification."

This could be good news for Liverpool, who also have a massive lead at the top of the English league table.

There have been concerns among Reds fans that the club will not be given the Premier League title, despite being a few wins away.

Whether the Premier League follows suit and does the same as the Belgian Pro League remains to be seen.

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