All Champions League and Europa League matches have been suspended by UEFA “until further notice” because of the ongoing global pandemic of the Novel Coronavirus ‘COVID-19’.
Also, all the national team games in the month of June have also been postponed, which includes play-off matches for Euro 2020(already postponed to 2021) and the qualifers for the Women’s Euro 2021.
Reportedly, The Premier League has been suspended until 30th April. Two of the Premier League clubs, Manchester City and Chelsea are still in the Champions League. On the other hand, Manchester United, Wolves and Scottish Premiership side Rangers are all in the Europa League. Although, the finals of the Europa League, Champions League, and Women’s Champions League had already been postponed.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has already said last week that this season could be lost if play does not start by 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.” He said. Ceferin also says that playing the remaining games behind closed doors would have to be an option too. “It’s hard for me to imagine all the matches behind closed doors, but we still don’t know whether we’ll resume, with or without spectators,” he said.
“If there was no alternative, it would be better to finish the championships.” added Ceferin.
A mini-tournament to decide the Champions League and Europa League is also expected to be one option which can be put forward to ease the fixtures congestion caused by the global pandemic.
Reportedly, The Novel Coronavirus ‘COVID-19’ was declared a ‘Pandemic’ by WHO on March 11.