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Finland 'bans' postponed football matches: BBC

08 Apr 2018, 02:57 ( 11 Months ago)

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Finland's football league is due to kick-off this weekend with stern advice from the local football authorities for clubs considering postponing matches because of the weather - don't, reported British Broadcasting Corpora-tion (BBC).

According to Veikkausliiga chairman Matti Apunen, clubs that are unable get their pitches playable for published fixtures will need to find another venue "or lose home advantage", said the report quoting national broadcaster Yle.

Apunen speaking at the league's annual pre-season press day, said that postponements lead to a fixture pile-up at the end of every season, and the new rules exist to encourage teams to invest in modern stadiums with artifi-cial pitches.

With the league already running on a tight schedule, the Veikkausliiga chairman said there's little room for teams to finish their fixtures in time if winter postponements aren't eliminated.

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