UEFA have stressed that reports of a deadline to complete all Champions League matches this season by 3 August are not true, reiterating that the main priority is still ‘to
“UEFA is currently analysing all options to complete domestic and European seasons with the European Club Association and the European Leagues in the working group set up on 17 March. The primary priority of all the members of the working group is to preserve public health.
“Following on from that, it is to find calendar solutions to complete all competitions. Options are currently being studied to play matches in July and in August if needed, depending on restart dates and the permission of national authorities.”
Major leagues across Europe have been put on hold until more is known about the coronavirus outbreak, with the authorities refusing to provide an exact date for when it is safe to host football matches against – either behind closed doors or with fans in the stadium.
Belgium’s Jupiler Pro League have become trailblazers for those demanding the season is cancelled, with their league leaders Club Brugge crowned as the champions, while Gent will be given their other Champions League qualification place.
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