The coronavirus pandemic has, understandably, brought the majority of sporting events around the world to a standstill.

In total, just shy of 3.7m people around the globe have contracted the virus, with around 260,000 sadly believed to have died.

As countries attempted to contain the spread of COVID-19, we saw all top-flight football in Europe’s major leagues postponed for the time being.

International tournaments such as Euro 2020 and the Copa America were also pushed back to 2021 due to the outbreak.

As for the Bundesliga, their clubs have already been taking part in some form of training for a few weeks, with May 15th floated as a possible restart date for the German top-flight.

In England, however, there isn’t, as of writing, an official return date in place.

There has, on Wednesday, though, been some positive news with regards to a potential Premier League restart.

According to Sky Sports News, the Premier League is targeting a return to training in small groups from May 18th.

The UK government is also strongly considering allowing clubs to then step up training in early June, with a view to playing matches behind closed doors later next month.