Football: UEFA competitions suspended until further notice

Football: UEFA competitions suspended until further notice

All European football is now suspended until further notice, following a video conference meeting with the general secretaries of all 55 UEFA member associations on Wednesday. UEFA, European football's governing body, has decided to suspend all its competitions due to the coronavirus pandemic. This means that all Champions League and Europa League matches are suspended, along with qualifying matches for the Women's Euro 2021 and national team matches that had been scheduled to take part in June. 



The playoffs for Euro 2020 were also supposed to take part in June, with the final tournament rescheduled for 2021. Now these matches have been postponed until further notice, leaving the last four places at Euro 2021 still available. Several other competitions were rescheduled or cancelled: the UEFA European Under-17 Championship final tournament scheduled for May 2020 was cancelled, the UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship final tournament scheduled for July 2020 was also cancelled, the UEFA European Women's Under-17 Championship final tournament scheduled for May 2020 was postponed until further notice, along with the UEFA European Under-19 Championship final tournament. 



The finals of the Champions League and Europa League have already been postponed, but now it is unclear whether the two competitions will be completed at all. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin added more uncertainty to the situation last week, saying that the season could be lost if matches don't restart by the end of June. Ceferin said in an interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica: "There is a plan A, B and C. The three options are to start again in mid-May, in June or at the end of June. There is also the possibility of starting again at the beginning of the next season, starting the following one later. We will see the best solution for leagues and clubs."



In the UEFA Europa League we had only the first leg of the round of sixteen played before all second-leg matches got postponed, while in the UEFA Champions League we know only four of the eight quarter-finalists. The qualified teams are RB Leipzig, Atalanta, Paris Saint-Germain and Atletico Madrid, while the other four have to be decided in the second legs of the respective last-sixteen ties. 



All the second legs of the ties should normally be played when football returns to action, but after that UEFA might decide to condense the tournament and have the following rounds be played in a single knockout match instead of home and away legs. There is also the possibility of the finals being played on 27 June and 24 June, potentially at the end of mini tournaments to be played in Istanbul and Gdansk, Poland. 



Source: 



"UEFA postpones all June national team matches", uefa.com, April 1, 2020

Sports Events Back to articles

Live Activity Feed

art84

art84 rated a site

kg Apr 07, 21, 05:04:58 AM
0 1055
Anchi

Anchi rated a site

rs Feb 01, 21, 10:02:27 AM
Betbull

4.3 / 4

1 2683
zenekk87

zenekk87 rated a site

nl Sep 28, 20, 11:09:51 AM
BetRebels

3.3 / 5

0 862
robsspot3131

robsspot3131 was commenting on site

us Jul 03, 20, 06:07:35 PM

"Top 3 book out there! These g..."

Read
GTbets
1 2013
Sep 05, 12, 10:09:35 AM
robsspot3131

robsspot3131 rated a site

us Jul 03, 20, 06:07:51 PM
GTbets

3.4 / 81

1 2013
DONNYDNL

DONNYDNL was commenting on site

nl Jun 21, 20, 03:06:37 PM

"eerste casino waar ik begon me..."

Read
William Hill
2 3468
Oct 05, 18, 06:10:31 AM

lsb activities in the last 24 hours