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Premier League clubs can play friendlies before season restart – reports

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Premier League clubs have been given the green light to take part in friendlies with strict protocols in place as they prepare for the restart of England's top-flight season on June 17, British media reported on Tuesday.

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Pre Season Friendly – Northampton Town v Sheffield United – Sixfields Stadium, Northampton, Britain – July 20, 2019 General view of the new Premier League ball on the pitch before the match Action Images via Reuters/Adam Holt/File Photo

03 Jun 2020 02:20AM

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REUTERS: Premier League clubs have been given the green light to take part in friendlies with strict protocols in place as they prepare for the restart of England's top-flight season on June 17, British media reported on Tuesday.

Venues must not be more than 90 minutes away and players will need to travel in their own cars and arrive in full kit, according to Sky Sports.

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Matches will be refereed by members of the clubs' coaching staff and players involved need to have returned a negative test for COVID-19, the reports said.

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