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The future of English football could be in danger because of the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on the industry, the head of the country’s football association said Tuesday.

“We face the danger of losing clubs and leagues as finances collapse,” English FA chairman Greg Clarke said at meeting where he noted all sectors of the economy will be hurt by the pandemic.

“We are committed to finishing the professional football season as this resolves the issues of promotion and relegation together with title winners on merit,” Clarke remarked but acknowledged challenges the virus has brought made it difficult for clubs,

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