UEFA has called a meeting of all 55 member nations on April 1 to discuss the current fixtures list. At present, 54 domestic leagues across Europe have been suspended fearing the coronavirus outbreak across Europe. The Belarus Premier League is the only league where football is being played under these circumstances.
UEFA has invited the General Secretaries of its 55 associations to a video-conference on Wednesday to share an update on the progress made by the two working groups created two weeks ago and to discuss options with the potential rescheduling of matches.— UEFA (@UEFA) March 30, 2020
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There have been certain questions such as - when will Champions League return? Is the Champions League cancelled? While speaking to Italian publication La Repubblica, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin stated that nobody can say when the coronavirus outbreak will end. He also claimed that they have three plans at their disposal. While one plan entails resuming play in May, the second plan could mean that play might resume at the start of June. He also claimed that the third plan would mean that the competition resumes by the end of June.
The UEFA president also asserted that the fourth suggestion involves scrapping the competition entirely if the coronavirus outbreak continues. He also claimed that the season might be completed by the start of the next season. This could also mean that the next season would start a bit late.
UEFA has already postponed the Euro 2020 event that was to begin from June 12. The competition will now be played in 2021. Meanwhile, four second-leg fixtures of the Round of 16 of the Champions League are yet to be played.
Last week, UEFA announced that the Champions League final was being postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The final was to be played on May 30 in Istanbul. However, the coronavirus outbreak in Europe forced the postponement. The European governing body is yet to decide on a new date to play the final.
The meeting that is to be hosted on April 1 will reportedly look to discuss developments across all UEFA national and club-level competitions. The meeting will also discuss progress at FIFA and at the European level. Likely discussions on matters such as player contracts and the transfer system will also be placed in the meeting.
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