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SFA chief Maxwell announces Tuesday D-Day for Scottish football

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The SFA are waiting on word from UEFA before making any further decisions on the suspension of Scottish football.

On Friday a meeting of the Joint Response Group (comprising of the SFA and SPFL) called things right when they suspended the Scottish game until final notice while the English authorities announced a suspension until April 3.

Events are fast moving with no accurate estimates over when football will resume, suggestions of September or October seems more realistic than May or June.

The suspension is happening against a backdrop of financial concern for Scottish clubs with £25m in SPFL prize money waiting to be paid out.

In a joint statement on the SPFL website Maxwell said:

The focus of the Scottish FA remains the public health, the emergency services and the health and safety of players, match officials, and staff across the game.

Many thousands of fans are looking forward to the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-finals and the UEFA Nations League play-off against Israel.  We understand that they, and all fans of Scottish football, will want urgent clarity about those games.  We expect to be in a position after tomorrow’s UEFA conference call, to make a further announcement.

A resumption before the transfer window opens in June seems unlikely leaving the authorities with two choices.

Either the 30 games played so far in the SPFL is declared null and void or the current positions are declared final with prize money paid out to sustain clubs through a worldwide crisis.

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