The Premier League goes virtual amid COVID-19 lockdown with a week-long FIFA tournament

By Emily Gera, Monday, 20 April 2020 19:58 GMT

England’s Premier League may be on indefinite hiatus, but it will be returning in a virtual format with a week-long tournament in EA Sport’s FIFA 20.

The inaugural ePremier League Invitational will see players from 20 Premier League clubs, as well as celebrity fans, go head to head throughout the week – from April 21 through to April 25. In addition, all prize money from the tournament will be donated to the National Health Service.

Matches will be streamed via NBCSports.com, the Premier League’s official website and social channels, along with Sky Sports’ Twitch and YouTube pages. Semifinals and finals will then air on NBCSN in the States and on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League in the UK.

You can find the full schedule for the ePL Invitational Draw below:

Round 1
21 April (from 12:00 BST)
1A John McGinn (AVL) v Neal Maupay (BHA)
1B Josh Franceschi (ARS) v Nathaniel Chalobah (WAT)
1C Dwight McNeil (BUR) v Ryan Fredericks (WHU)
1D Philip Billing (BOU) v Angus Gunn (SOU)

Last 16
22 April (from 12:00 BST)
2A Raheem Sterling (MCI) v Wilfried Zaha (CRY)
2B Tom Grennan (MUN) v Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV)
2C Reece James (CHE) v Andre Gomes (EVE)
2D Moussa Sissoko (TOT) v Christian Atsu (NEW)

23 April (from 12:00 BST)
2E Diogo Jota (WOL) v James Justin (LEI)
2F Todd Cantwell (NOR) v Lys Mousset (SHU)
2G Winner 1A v Winner 1D
2H Winner 1B v Winner 1C

Quarter-finals
24 April (from 12:00 BST)
QF1 Winner 2B v Winner 2D
QF2 Winner 2C v Winner 2A
QF3 Winner 2E v Winner 2F
QF4 Winner 2G v Winner 2H

Semi-finals/Final
25 April (from 15:00 BST)
SF1 Winner QF1 v Winner QF2
SF2 Winner QF3 v Winner QF4
Final Winner SF1 v Winner SF2

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