Coronavirus: UEFA Postpone Champions & Europa League Finals
UEFA have decided to postpone the 2019-20 men’s and women’s Champions League finals, as well as the Europa League final, due to the coronavirus outbreak crisis, currently affecting many parts of the world.
All of these UEFA League finals were originally scheduled to be held in May 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic has forced most football across Europe to be suspended with no exact date of return, yet.
Both the Champions and Europa Leagues stopped play at the round of 16 stage with only four teams that have advanced to the quarter finals.
According to the statement released, UEFA have not set a date for the finals yet and are currently assessing possible options.
The statement read: “As a result of the COVID-19 crisis in Europe, UEFA has today formally taken the decision to postpone the following matches, originally scheduled for May 2020: Women’s Champions League Final, Europa League Final, Champions League Final.”
They added: “No decision has yet been made on rearranged dates. The working group, established last week as a result of the conference call among the stakeholders of European football, which was chaired by UEFA President, Aleksander Ceferin, will analyse the options available. The group has already begun its examination of the calendar. Announcements will be made in due course”.
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