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English Football League: League competition featuring professional association football clubs from England and Wales
The English Football League (EFL) is a league competition featuring professional association football clubs from England and Wales. Founded in 1888 as the Football League, the league is the oldest such competition in world football. It was the top-level football league in England from its foundation until 1992, when the top 22 clubs split away to form the Premier League.

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Coventry and Rotherham promoted to Championship as EFL clubs vote to end season [Video]

Coventry and Rotherham promoted to Championship as EFL clubs vote to end season

The regular season in League One is over after clubs voted by an overwhelming margin to cut the season short due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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'A good day for football' says Forest Green Rovers chairman as season ends [Video]

'A good day for football' says Forest Green Rovers chairman as season ends

Forest Green Rovers chairman Dale Vince has told PA news agency: “I think it’s been a good day for football. The regular season in League One and League Two is over after clubs voted by an..

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Championship season set to resume on weekend of June 20 [Video]

Championship season set to resume on weekend of June 20

The Sky Bet Championship is set for a June 20 resumption after the English Football League agreed on a provisional return date.

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Premier League gets all-clear but EFL announces 17 positive coronavirus tests [Video]

Premier League gets all-clear but EFL announces 17 positive coronavirus tests

The Premier League has revealed there were no positive results from its latest round of Covid-19 testing, providing a timely confidence boost for the planned June 17 restart. A total of 1,130 players..

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League Two clubs agree to end season [Video]

League Two clubs agree to end season

League Two clubs have unanimously indicated they are in favour of ending the 2019-20 season. However they have asked that no club be relegated to the National League. Fine details still need to be..

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EFL clubs facing "cash hole" of £200 million by September [Video]

EFL clubs facing "cash hole" of £200 million by September

Parry says EFL faces a £200 million "cash hole" by September

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EFL chairman: Football clubs face £200million financial hole [Video]

EFL chairman: Football clubs face £200million financial hole

English Football League chairman Rick Parryhas warned EFL clubs face a £200million financial hole by September as a result of the pandemic's impact on the sport. Parry, England and Wales Cricket Board..

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Coronavirus: No positive tests in latest round of EFL testing

The latest round of coronavirus testing across the English Football League returns no positive results.
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Premier League, EFL and PFA announce scheme to help BAME coaches

The Premier League, EFL and PFA announce a new scheme to increase the number of black, Asian and minority ethnic coaches.
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Championship: EFL apologises after iFollow streams of games hit by technical issue

A technical issue hits the streaming of Championship games, prompting some fans to miss the start of the first matches back after the coronavirus pandemic.
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Rooney Rule: PFA calls for 'loophole' in EFL appointments to be closed

The Professional Footballers' Association wants all managerial appointments in the EFL to follow a diverse recruitment process.
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Barrow: The Bluebirds’ 48-year wait from being voted out to being voted back into the Football League

Promoted Barrow’s long battle to return to the English Football League – voted back in 48 years after being voted out.
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Barrow promoted back to English Football League after National League vote

Barrow are promoted to the English Football League after National League clubs vote to end the 2019-20 season.
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Macclesfield Town: Players and staff struggling with mental health during EFL hearing uncertainty

Macclesfield Town players say their mental health has been "disregarded", as they await Friday's disciplinary hearing.
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EFL: Threat of clubs going bust because of coronavirus not gone away - Rick Parry

The threat of clubs going bust because of the financial impact of Covid-19 has not gone away, says Football League chairman Rick Parry.
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EFL agrees how to end season before club vote

League One and League Two clubs are set to vote on the future of the current season after new regulations are ratified.
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EFL clubs agree points-per-game system before vote on whether to end season

League One and League Two clubs are set to vote on the future of the current season after new regulations are ratified.
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League Two relegation unlikely to be scrapped by EFL clubs at Tuesday's vote

Stevenage and Macclesfield are likely to be left sweating on their League Two status once EFL clubs meet on Tuesday.
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QPR 'appalled' by EFL plans for Championship return on 20 June

QPR chief executive Lee Hoos says the club is "vehemently opposed" to the EFL's plans for the Championship to return on 20 June.
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Preston's Stockley among positives in latest round of EFL Covid-19 testing

Preston say striker Jayden Stockley was one of 10 positive Covid-19 tests across eight Championship clubs returned in the latest round of testing.
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EFL: Leagues One and Two play-offs to be before Championship play-offs

The League One and Two play-offs are likely to be held before the Championship play-offs in an effort to help clubs sort out contracts.
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Championship, League One & League Two clubs to meet on 8 June

English Football League clubs are set to meet on 8 June in an attempt to rubber-stamp proposals on how to end a season early.
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EFL to publish coronavirus test results before training return

The EFL plans to publish the results of its first wave of coronavirus testing among Championship players before Monday.
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EFL: How coronavirus is affecting lower league clubs, players, fans and livelihoods

BBC Sport looks at the the impact of coronavirus on lower league football clubs, players and fans, and how the game might recover.
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EFL to keep promotion and relegation if seasons are cancelled

Promotion and relegation will remain in the English Football League if seasons are ended amid the coronavirus crisis.
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English Football League: Promotion and relegation to remain if seasons curtailed

Promotion and relegation will remain in the English Football League if seasons are ended amid the coronavirus crisis.
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English Football League play-offs: Name these unusual final kits

Everyone loves a football kit quiz - but how many of these strips worn in English Football League play-off finals can you name?
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Championship players to conduct coronavirus tests themselves, says EFL's return to training protocol

Championship players will have to conduct coronavirus tests themselves at home after the first batch of testing at club, according to the EFL's return to training protocol.
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League One: Clubs and EFL unable to decide whether to end season early

League One clubs fail to agree whether to end the season early after discussions with the English Football League.
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Football in England: Government 'opens door for safe return in June'

The government says it is "opening the door" for professional football in England in June, after a meeting with the FA, Premier League and EFL.
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Government 'opens door' for football to return in England

The government says it is "opening the door for competitive football to return safely in June", after a meeting with the FA, Premier League and EFL.
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EFL: 'Leagues One & Two clubs accept season over - so what happens next'

With a decision to end Leagues One and Two moving closer, BBC Sport looks at could happen next in the EFL.
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English Football League: Can you rank these EFL players by their international caps?

How well do you know your internationals? Can you rank these EFL players by the numbers of caps they have won?
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EFL club officials on the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic

BBC Sport speaks to four senior EFL club officials about the challenges facing the three divisions because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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National League will wait for English Football League before deciding outcomes

The outcome of the National League season will be shaped by the English Football League, with no decision expected imminently.
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Rick Parry: English Football League clubs face '£200m hole' by September

English Football League chairman Rick Parry says clubs are facing a "£200m financial hole" by September.
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EFL clubs 'face £200m hole' by September

English Football League chairman Rick Parry says clubs are facing a "£200m financial hole" by September.
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'A lot of EFL players are desperate to come here' - the English influx to USA's second tier

Beneath the glitz and glamour of Major League Soccer, a host of Britons are chasing an American dream in the USL Championship.
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EFL: Jimmy Glass and Paul Caddis feature in most memorable final days

An injury time goal from a goalkeeper and winner takes all drama feature in BBC Sport's most memorable EFL final days.
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Quiz: Can you identify these 10 stadiums from the EFL?

Can you identify these 10 stadiums from the three divisions that make up the English Football League?
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Playing remaining games at original venues presents 'challenges' - police chief

The national lead for football policing says playing remaining Premier League and EFL fixtures at original venues would "present challenges".
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Matches at original venues 'present challenges' to emergency services

The national lead for football policing says playing remaining Premier League and EFL fixtures at original venues would "present challenges".
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Colchester chairman Robbie Cowling warns clubs must be realistic amid coronavirus outbreak

Colchester chairman Robbie Cowling warns other EFL clubs must approach football's future with a greater sense of realism.
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Discussions ongoing to keep EFL transfer window open amid coronavirus crisis

Discussions are ongoing to extend the summer transfer window for EFL clubs until at least the end of January 2021.
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League One & League Two clubs write to EFL over salary cap introduction

Clubs in League One and League Two write to the English Football League asking for salary caps to be introduced next season.
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Steve Evans: Gillingham boss says EFL season must resume by end of July

Gillingham boss Steve Evans says the English Football League season should be expunged if it cannot resume by the end of July.
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English Football League plan to stream all remaining games online

The English Football League plans to make all games available for online streaming once the season restarts.
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EFL & PFA proposal could see up to 25% of players' wages deferred in April

The EFL and PFA propose that clubs may defer up to 25% of players' wages in April because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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English Football League: Season 'can be finished in 56 days'

The EFL season can be completed in 56 days when it is safe to resume following the coronavirus pandemic, clubs are told.
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Coronavirus: How EFL managers and players are helping communities and the NHS

With top-flight football under fire for its response to coronavirus, BBC Sport highlights EFL managers and players doing their bit for the NHS.
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English Premier League clubs to discuss collective wage deferral

Premier League and EFL clubs are set to discuss a collective wage deferral agreement at a meeting with the PFA on Wednesday.
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Barrow: National League leaders could be voted back into EFL, says director

Barrow could be voted back into the English Football League if the season is not finished, says director Levi Gill.
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'Difficult decisions' to come, say Premier League, EFL & PFA

The Premier League, EFL and PFA issue a joint statement warning of "difficult decisions" to come.
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Premier League, EFL & PFA say 'difficult decisions' to come for clubs

The Premier League, EFL and PFA issue a joint statement warning of "difficult decisions" to come.
BBC News - Published

Premier League: EFL should not seek top-flight coronavirus handouts, says chairman

EFL chairman Rick Parry says its clubs should not seek financial help from the Premier League during the coronavirus pandemic.
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