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THE LATEST PORTUGUESE SOCCER NEWS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE
May 20/20 - UPDATED
The Portuguese League is set to resume play on June 4 but before that can happen clubs will need to have their stadiums inspected and pass strict guidelines provided by the Directorate-General of Health. The D.G.S. has announced that at this time nine stadiums have passed inspection and can host games when the league resumes.
The nine stadiums that have passed the D.G.S. inspections are Estadio do Dragao (FC Porto), Estadio da Luz (Benfica), Estadio Jose Alvalade (Sporting), Estadio Municipal de Braga (Braga), Estadio D. Alfonso Henriques (Guimaraes), Estadio do Barreiros (Maritimo), Estadio Joao Cardoso (Tondela), Estadio Municipal de Portimao (Portimonense) and Cidade de Fooball Complex (Soccer City).
The Portuguese Federation's "Soccer City" campus will be shared by Belenenses and Santa Clara, while Moreirense will play out of Guimaraes' home stadium. The remaining six stadiums that failed inspection; Estadio do Bessa (Boavista), Estadio do Bonfim (Setubal), Estadio da Mata Real (P. Ferreira), Estadio do Arcos (Rio Ave), Estadio do Aves (Aves), Estadio Cidade do Barcelos (Gil Vicente and Famalicao) will all get a chance to make corrections to their stadiums and have another inspection completed by the D.G.S. if they fail again then arrangements will need to be made as to where their home games will be played to finish off their respecive seasons.
UPDATES AFTER ARTICLE
5/20 - Pacos Ferreira's Estadio Mata Real approved by D.G.S. for use.
5/21 - Estadio do Bessa and Estadio Cidade de Barcelos approved by D.G.S. for use.
5/22- Estadio do Aves approved for use by D.G.S.
5/25- Rio Ave's Estadio dos Arcos approved for use by D.G.S.
5/28- Estadio do Bonfim and Estadio Muncipal Famalicao passed by D.G.S.
WRITTEN BY ALBERTO MONIZ