SPFL decision on Premiership expected next week – BBC News

Celtic are 13 points clear at the top of the Premiership, having played one game more than second-placed Rangers

A decision to curtail the Scottish Premiership season is likely to be made next week after a meeting of clubs.

The 12 teams and Championship winners Dundee United met by video conference on Friday but did not end the season.

An early end would mean leaders Celtic are crowned champions and Hearts relegated on a points-per-game basis.

A decision would need Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) board approval. A meeting is planned next week.

Uefa asked associations to end their season or lay out plans to resume by 25 May.

However, the SPFL said it will not do so without consulting with Premiership clubs.

The Belgian top flight became the latest European league to end early as the league ratified the decision to award Club Bruges the title.

Motherwell said on Tuesday that curtailing the Premiership is an inevitability.

The Fir Park side said “no credible voices” are arguing that the 49 outstanding Premiership fixtures can be completed.

Scotland football is suspended until at least 10 June under current guidelines and has been since 13 March because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The lower-league seasons were declared over in April after a controversial ballot.

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