l'URBSFA: Amateur football definitively stopped in Belgium
The L'Union Royale Belge des Sociétés de Football-Association crisis unit, in which all the entities of Belgian football (ACFF, Voetbal Vlaanderen, Pro League and URBSFA) are represented, met again on Monday 25 January. During this meeting, it was unanimously decided that all men's and women's amateur competitions will be definitively stopped this season with immediate effect.
This decision was the only one possible in view of the health measures that are still in place to fight against Covid-19.
"Covid-19 has a huge impact on football. Hundreds of thousands of players are no longer able to play their favourite sport. For the clubs, the organisational and financial consequences are enormous. URBSFA is aware that the clubs are in a difficult financial situation and it will abolish the federal contributions for the coming months when football cannot be played. The total amount of aid provided by the Federation to the clubs amounts to approximately 8 million euros since the beginning of the pandemic."
Which competitions will continue to be played?
In concrete terms, this means that the Jupiler Pro League, the 1B Pro League, the Croky Cup and the Scooore Super League (Women's Super League) are the only competitions that will continue to be played, in accordance with the agreements agreed with the authorities.
All other competitions are considered as null; all rankings are cancelled and there will be no champions or top (or bottom) teams acknowledged.
Furthermore, there will be no winner of the Coupe de Belgique féminine or Futsal.