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Celtic champions, Hearts relegated as Scottish season ends due to pandemic

LONDON, Monday - Celtic have been named champions of Scotland after the clubs voted on Monday to end the season early due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scottish Professional Football League said in a statement.

“The SPFL has today announced that, following consultation with all 12 top-flight clubs, the Board of the SPFL has determined that the 2019/20 Ladbrokes Premiership has been concluded with immediate effect,” the league said. “The decision means that Celtic are crowned 2019/20 champions and Hearts have been relegated to the Ladbrokes Championship.”

Top-flight soccer in Scotland was stopped in March due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.

The league statement added that final season placings were decided on a points-per-game basis in matches played to March 13. A similar system was used to determine final positions in Scotland’s three lowest footballing tiers, which voted to end their seasons early in April. – Agencies


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