UEFA is considering the possibility of the end of the competition, the Champions League and Europa League this season mode-week block during August.
This is one of the ideas under consideration by the governing body of football on the continent, which is desperately looking for a solution in the context of pandemic coronavirus that led to the suspension of professional football. UEFA faces many challenges in its attempt to complete the Champions League and the Europa League.
So that the idea matches in August has become a real, Premier League and other leagues across the continent should be running by mid-June. The teams remaining in the competition, will have to spend in the rhythm of the game up to three weeks in the height of summer.
According to sources close to the clubs, the current vision of the calendar, which will promote the UEFA, the following:
- 1. The national League should start as soon as I can.
And the sooner the better. Thus, the German Bundesliga is planning to resume play in may. The rest of the League think the more I think about June and finish in mid-late July. All matches will of course take place without spectators.
- 2. Champions League and Europa League will be held in August.
According to the negotiations, if they stay little time, then the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals can be played in two weeks, one match, no spectators and on a neutral ground. However, sources in the League told that the priority among the possible scenarios is the protection of the health of fans and players.
- 3. Following the 2020/21 season will begin in September.
It turns out that players will have about three weeks vacation. National League and UEFA hope to discuss the plan of salvation, calendar of the current season at the upcoming meeting, which they plan in the near future.
We will remind, the UEFA Champions League and the Europa League was suspended indefinitely, while the crisis COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc across Europe.