FA Women’s Super League Ended Due to the COVID-19 Crisis

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The FA have confirmed that the FA Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship have been brought to an end due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Top Two Divisions of Women’s Football Ended

What Was Said

An official statement on the Women’s Super League website read: “The FA Women’s Super League & Women’s Championship Board has today confirmed the decision to end the 2019-20 season for the Barclays FA Women’s Super League and the FA Women’s Championship, with immediate effect.

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the FA Women’s Super League & Women’s Championship Board has been in regular consultation with clubs and key stakeholders from across both leagues to identify the most suitable and appropriate way to conclude the 2019-20 season, and to give clubs and players the clarity and support they need at this time.

“Following overwhelming feedback from the clubs, the decision to bring an end to the 2019-20 season was made in the best interest of the women’s game. This will also enable clubs, the FA Women’s Super League & Women’s Championship Board and the FA to plan, prepare and focus on next season when football returns for the 2020-21 campaign.

How Will the Season Be Decided?

The statement did not declare who would be Champions and who would be relegated from the top-flight.

However, it did allude how places for next seasons UEFA Champions League would be deciding. They will be decided based on “sporting merit”.

Discussions have been held with clubs regarding the best possible ways to decide the outcomes of the season. However, they are still to be settled.

According to the BBC, if decided by an ‘unweighted’ point-per-game method, Chelsea would claim the title. This would be due to them having a game in hand over Manchester City, who occupied top spot.

In the Women’s Championship, Aston Villa sat top before the COVID-19 pandemic brought an end to the season. The Villains were six points ahead of Sheffield United, and were undefeated throughout the campaign.

The bottom of the table was much closer, were three points separated the bottom five clubs. Charlton Athletic occupied the sole relegation spot before the seasons end. As a result, they could be relegated from the second division.

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