Fulham To Face Brentford In First Match When English Championship Resumes

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Promotion hopefuls Fulham and Brentford will kick off the action when the second tier Championship season resumes following the COVID-19 disruption, the English Football League (EFL) said on Monday.

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The match is scheduled for Craven Cottage on June 20.

Second-placed West Bromwich Albion will host Birmingham City later that day.

League leaders Leeds United visit ninth-placed Cardiff City on June 21 in the EFL’s revised schedule for the remainder of the 2019/2020 season.

The EFL said in a statement that the three matches would be live on Sky Sports on the opening weekend.

A further eight games have been selected for coverage by the broadcaster in the next two rounds following the restart.

Season ticket-holders will be able to watch all home and away games as they will be streamed live on club websites.

Football in England has been suspended since mid-March due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

But the EFL had said earlier this month that it planned to restart the season on June 20 with games being played without fans in attendance.

The provisional date was subject to all safety requirements and government guidance being met and clubs receiving clearance from their local authorities to stage home matches.

Leeds United are top with 71 points after 37 matches, one point ahead of West Brom, and with nine rounds of matches left.

Fulham, Brentford, Nottingham Forest and Preston North End occupy the playoff spots while Charlton Athletic, Luton Town and Barnsley are the bottom three.

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