Considering that the league and cup competitions in Europe have not been resolved and millions of people are stuck at home. There is a lot of desire among the governing bodies of sports to find a way to return matches to the screens of national TVs.
Closed-door games would help bring the fans back to normal life
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says playing closed-door football matches would help bring the fans back to normal. It would be better than not playing at all. Considering that the league and cup competitions in Europe have not been resolved and millions of people are stuck at home. There is a lot of desire among the governing bodies of sports to find a way to return matches to the screens of national TVs. On Monday, La Liga clubs received permission to return to training while they follow the guidelines for distance. While Ligue 1 announced plans to resume the game in the middle of June. Many barriers will have to be overcome even to conduct contests without fans. Still, since stadiums are unlikely to be open to the public shortly, Ceferin believes that such compromises are worth making.
Football will bring emotions and joy
“The priority is the health of supporters, players, and managers,” Aleksander told reporters. “I am optimistic in nature, and I believe that there are decisions that can allow us to start competitions and complete them.” We may have to perform without spectators, but I think the most important thing is to play games. “In such difficult times, this will bring people happiness and a certain sense of normality, even if the matches are only on TV,” Ceferin admits the experience of watching a summit without an atmosphere created by supporters is strange to get used to. “Yes, but it’s better to perform without spectators than not to do it at all,” he said. “Football would bring emotions and joy back to the fans’ homes, which are desperately they need it.
“Some sports decided to end their seasons early, but it was clear to UEFA that they did not consider such measures necessary at that moment. There were also rumors that the timing of the Champions League and Europa League finals did not mean that no competition was likely to will be finished, but Ceferin says that this is not so. It all depends on when we start playing again,” Aleksander added”. It’s early to say that we can’t finish the season. “We can finish, but we must respect the decisions of the authorities and wait for permission to return to play.”