After a 90 minutue meeting with all the 55 member association yesterday Wednesday, the UEFA body has resolved that all Champions League and Europa League matches have been suspended “until further notice.” This is for the good of the general public seeing that the coronavirus cases are not reducing in the world.
The postponement also affected all national team games in June, they have all been postponed, including play-off matches for Euro 2020 – already postponed to 2021. Also, qualifying matches for the Women’s Euro 2021 has also been postponement.
The European governing body which includes 55 member across Europe were in attandence in the Wednesday video call meeting. They resolved that for the safety of everybody, since there is no vaccine yet for the COVID 19 virus UEFA concludes that all games are postponed with no date of resumption yet.
The English Premier League is suspended until at least 30 April with chances to further shift the date. The Euro 2020 play-offs are set to feature Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland but that will be when all of this virus is resolved.
The finals of the UEFA Champions League, Europa League and Women’s Champions League, all of which were scheduled for May, had already been postponed. Most leagues in Europe hope to finish their domestic seasons once the restrictions on movement and social contact are lifted. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said last week the season could be lost if play does not start by the end of June.
“If we don’t succeed in restarting, the season will probably be lost,” the Slovenian said. He told Italian newspaper La Repubblica: “There is a plan A, B and C. “The three options are to start again in mid-May, in June or at 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.”
“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. This virus has eaten much into the sport activities in the world with players and sportpersons been infected by the day, recently Anthony Joshua was affected by the virus.