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PREMIER LEAGUE CONSIDERS SHORTER GAMES FOR WHEN FOOTBALL RESTARTS

Shorter matches are one of the measures being considered by the Premier League for when football restarts, according to the chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association, Gordon Taylor.

Games have been suspended since March and club have been in talks ever since trying to find a safe way to get top-flight matches back on.

Fifa have proposed allowing extra substitutions to help players cope with greater fixture congestion but Taylor has gone one further on Tuesday, saying games of less than 45 minutes each way are also under consideration.

“We don’t know the future,” Taylor told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

“What we do know is what propositions have been put, what ideas have been put: the possibility of having more substitutes, games possibly not being the full 45 minutes each way, there’s talk of neutral stadiums – there’s lots of things being put forward.

Just try to see what the proposals are and then have the courtesy to let the managers and players and coaches also assimilate all those and come to a considered view.”

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