America MG

16' Norberto | 19' Luan | 32' Ruy | 75' Messias

4-2

Figueirense

58' N. Careca | 90' Henan

Santa Cruz

44' J. Paulo

1-1

Boa

71' Thaciano

Luverdense

17' P. R. de Souza

1-1

Parana

58' Alemao

Goytacaz

-

Barra Mansa

Diaz

29' R. Prieto | 73' R. Leichtweis

2-1

Cerro Porteno

45' G. Velazquez

Sport Victoria

-

Defensor La Bocana

Sport Loreto

-

Santa Rosa PNP

Carlos Manucci

-

Cienciano

Club Sando

-

North East Stars

Nyva Ternopil'

-

Arsenal Bila Tserkva

Polessya

-

Nyva Vinnytsya

Podillya Khmelnytskyi

-

Teplovyk

Ahrobiznes Volochysk

-

Lviv

Bukovyna

-

Skala Stryi

Cherkaskyi Dnipro II

-

Ternopil'

Orlando City

0-1

Atlanta United

86' H. Villalba

New York Cosmos

?-?

Valencia

Barcelona Atletico

?-?

Cibao

S. Wanderers

22' F. Pina | 83' B. Cerezo | 90' E. Gutierrez

3-0

Cobresal

New York Red Bulls 2

27' V. Bezecourt

1-0

Toronto FC 2

Premier League to have more talks on safe standing

Premier League clubs have agreed to further talks about the possibility of introducing safe standing at grounds across the country.

By law, stadiums in the top division and the Championship have to be all-seater since terraces were banned following the Hillsborough disaster in 1989.

Talks between clubs began this week and it’s believed that safety will be made the number one importance. According to BBC Sport, West Ham co-chairman David Gold said that these meetings represent the “first steps towards safe standing”.

It’s also believed that clubs have different opinions on the issue and Everton confirmed they are “not considering” safe standing.

96 Liverpool fans lost their lives during an FA Cup semi-final match at Sheffield Wednesday’s ground in 1989, and Hillsborough Support Group secretary Sue Roberts believes it would be a “backwards step” to bring back standing.

She told BBC Sport:

“We have a tendency to forget things in history. I think it’s one step in the wrong direction, that will lead to another and another. I would hate to be still around to say I told you so.”

Safe standing areas with retractable seats have been a feature in football stadiums across Europe for some time and Scottish club Celtic have just added a similar section to their ground.

However, for any English club to introduce these areas, a change to the law is required. Premier League sides must have all-seater stadiums under the law that was passed following Justice Taylor’s Hillsborough report.

Celtic have around 3000 ‘rail seats’ at Celtic Park that have been used for the 2016/17 season. The seats are locked closed during domestic games, but fold down when the side play Champions League games because UEFA rules are different to domestic ones.

If safe standing is introduced in the Premier League and Championship, it’s likely other clubs will follow Celtic’s lead and create an area of the stadium that allows fans to stand and safely watch their team in action.