"We're happy to play until September if the season extends to then, if that's how it has to be. That's our job. As long as we know we're safe to play and it's a safe environment for spectators, we'll
play. The next World Cup is in November and December 2022, so you could actually use this situation as an opportunity and say we're going to finish the 2019-20 season later this year, then prepare for
2022 by having the next two seasons starting in winter."
-- Wayne Rooney
, calling for a radical change in the English soccer calendar, playing until September, then resuming in the
winter, in order to get the full 2019-20 season in, and in effect moving to a December-September calendar that would line up with the Qatar World Cup, which starts in November 2022. Rooney, who
is the player-assistant coach at Derby County. said the British government and English soccer authorities have treated players as "guinea pigs" during the coronavirus outbreak, waiting until Friday to
shut down league play. (Times via BBC Sport