With the UEFA European Championship originally scheduled to be held in 12 cities across the continent in June and July, this summer was supposed to be a good one for soccer fans in Europe and internationally. It wasn't meant to be, however, as the coronavirus pandemic put the brakes on football and all professional sports, halting national competitions as well as European cups in early March.
Despite the slight change of plans, football fans are still in for an action-packed summer, as the English Premier League, Spain’s La Liga and Italy’s Serie A are all scheduled to finish their seasons over the next few weeks before the UEFA Europa League and Champions League will be played out as mini tournaments in August to conclude this historic season.
Following the lead of the German Bundesliga, which restarted on May 16 and only has two matchdays left to play, Spain’s La Liga returned on June 11, while the English Premier League made its comeback on June 17. Italy’s Serie A is the last major league to return to action, with things scheduled to kick off on Saturday, June 20.