The UEFA has summoned the 55 European federations for a meeting on Tuesday in order to discuss the reorganisation of the respective leagues following the Coronavirus outbreak. In the light of recent events, UEFA has decided to suspend the Champions League and the Europa League as well. However, for the completion of the Champions League and Europa League along with the respective leagues of the European federations, a decision needs to be made amidst the postponement of all the games. Chances are, current leaders of their respective leagues might be crowned champions if the leagues cannot be concluded.
UEFA has decided to postpone the Champions League and the Europa League and here is the official statement:
In the light of developments due to the spread of COVID-19 in Europe and related decisions made by different governments, all UEFA club competitions matches scheduled next week are postponed. #UCL and #UEL quarter-final draws have also been postponed.— UEFA (@UEFA) March 13, 2020
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For the meeting scheduled on Tuesday, the three fundamental resolutions for UEFA are - the postponement of the European Championships until 2021, choosing the format for concluding European competitions, and selecting amalgamate criteria for deciding league winners as well as promotion and relegation of teams. Also, the European qualifying spots to ensure “fairness and equal merit” when it comes to establishing which teams will compete in the Champions League and Europa League next season.
Key moments for football amid #coronavirus uncertainty— Rob Harris (@RobHarris) March 16, 2020
Tuesday: UEFA videoconference with key figures from leagues, clubs and national associations to confirm postponing Euro 2020 and Chps/Europa Lge plan
Thursday: Premier League emergency meeting. Uncertain when PL resumes
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has confirmed he is in favour of choosing the team that was leading their respective championships at the time when each league was respectively suspended to be crowned as champions. However, such a measure might not be necessary due to the likely postponement of Euro 2020 in the summer, which would allow for the extension of the domestic leagues to conclude. But of course, that will depend on whether the coronavirus crisis has eased off by then to resume matches.
If the Coronavirus outbreak is still a threat, UEFA will determine the qualifying teams for next years Champions League and the Europa League by taking into account the league standings at the moment before the suspension of the leagues.
Rules in LaLiga state that "the final classification of the competition will have to be decided by mutual agreement between the LaLiga and the Federation”. However, in case of disagreement between the two parties, "it will be the president of the Federation, Luis Rubiales who will make the final decision". Barcelona are currently leading the LaLiga table, two points ahead of arch-rivals Real Madrid.