American Football International

Belgium mulling possible September restart

The Belgian American Football League, BAFL, is considering a return to the field.

The BAFL postponed all play March 13, along with the rest of Europe, just a couple of games into the 2020 season.

In a statement issued  Monday, June 1, to all the clubs in Belgium, the BAFL, following board meetings on May 28 and May 31, outlined the various scenarios in which football could be played this year.

Coronavirus situation i Belgium

Belgium has one of the highest rates of death due to the coronavirus in the world. There have been a total of 58,517 cases recorded in Belgium with 9,486 deaths attributed to the virus which is 819 per million population. However, there has been a steep decline in cases and deaths throughout the month of May and this downward trend seems to be holding. The country is gradually returning to normal as lockdown measures have eased. Under certain restrictions, stores, schools, hairdressers and beauticians have reopened their businesses, and museums, zoos, and libraries have reopened their doors. Bars and restaurants can return to normal service June 8.

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