No teams will relegate to a lower division in the Japanese football leagues for the 2020 season.

The J.LEAGUE said on its website on Thursday that it lifted the relegation rule for the J1, J2 and J3 divisions in the 2020 season, changing the league format over the negativities caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Japan’s league authority also said that there will be no promotion in top-tier J1 league but only two clubs can promote from J2 to J1 and two others from J3 to J2.

Separately, the football matches in Japan were extended to be suspended until at

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