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Football: Neutral venues could be safer option to host key football matches


Playing all Premier League and EFL matches at their original venues would “present challenges” to the emergency services, the national lead for football policing has said. Football’s governing bodies are holding talks on how the professional game can safely restart behind closed doors amid the coronavirus pandemic. Concerns have been raised about the impact on the police and ambulance services should supporters gather outside stadiums, particularly at matches where a title or promotion might be on the line. Interview with South Yorkshire Police Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts.

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