Coronavirus continues to destroy the football schedule. So the 2019-20 season is suspended indefinitely across the majority of Europe. With the result that Euro 2020 was repelled for a year.
UEFA should prepare league competition guidelines
UEFA should prepare guidelines setting out eligibility criteria for its domestic league competitions that could not be completed due to the coronavirus pandemic. But once again recommended that they are completed whenever possible. Coronavirus continues to destroy the football schedule. So the 2019-20 season is suspended indefinitely across the majority of Europe. With the result that Euro 2020 was repelled for a year. Both the Champions League final and the Europa League final were rescheduled in March. After it became clear that it was not practical to accept them on their original dates. While there is no specific date for the resumption of the suspended European league. While UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin conceded the campaign. It is likely to be lost if the seasons cannot resume by the end of June.
UEFA announced their decision
UEFA said during a video conference with its 55 member states on Tuesday that any decisions made would be announced after the executive committee met on Thursday. The statement read: “UEFA met with its 55 member associations through a video conference and provided updated information on the options that are being considered by the two working groups created in mid-March. Various calendar options were presented, covering both the national team matches and club competitions”. The funding of national associations through the UEFA HatTrick program has also been discussed with UEFA. Reaffirming its commitment to making payments to member associations as planned. “There was a strong recommendation given to finish top domestic divisions and cup competitions, but some special cases will be heard after the guidelines to be developed regarding the participation in European competitions – in the case of cancellation of the league.”
Ceferin wants the European leagues to play before the finish line, and he said that playing football behind closed doors would help restore a sense of normality to the life of the fans – and it would be better than not to play at all. Players and managers – quotes the words of Ceferin told Corriere della Sera. “I am an optimist by nature, and I believe that there are options that can allow us to start tournaments and finish them.” In such difficult times, it would bring people happiness and a certain sense of normality, even if the matches are only on TV.”