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Coronavirus: UEFA To Take Decision on Champions, Europa Leagues

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Coronavirus: UEFA To Take Decision on Champions, Europa Leagues

UEFA members will meet on Tuesday to discuss how best to proceed with domestic and European club competitions, as well as Euro 2020, in the face of the worsening coronavirus pandemic.

Senior UEFA figures want the Champions League and Europa League suspended with the virus beginning to affect a number of the teams involved.

Tuesday’s meeting, which will be held via video conference, will see the 55 member associations discuss whether this season’s club competitions should be suspended and how that might affect Euro 2020, which is scheduled to begin on June 12.

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UEFA said in a statement: “In the light of the ongoing developments in the spread of Covid-19 across Europe and the changing analysis of the World Health Organisation, UEFA has today invited representatives of its 55 member associations, together with the boards of the European Club Association and the European Leagues and a representative of FIFPro, to attend meetings by videoconference on Tuesday 17 March to discuss European football’s response to the outbreak.

“Discussions will include all domestic and European competitions, including UEFA EURO 2020.

“Further communication will be made following those meetings.”

Credit: Sky Sports

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