Uefa halts Champions League and Europa League

Uefa has suspended the operation of the game in the Champions League and in the Europa League because of the Coronavirus-crisis for the time being. The Europe

Uefa halts Champions League and Europa League

Uefa has suspended the operation of the game in the Champions League and in the Europa League because of the Coronavirus-crisis for the time being. The European football Union announced on Friday. "In view of the developments due to the proliferation of Covid-19 in Europe, and the related decisions of the various governments" have decided is the European umbrella Association to move all the matches of the Uefa club competitions in the coming week, it said in a statement.

the remaining matches of the eighth finals of the Champions League at 17. and 18. March. The entire teams of Real Madrid and Chelsea are in quarantine, both Teams would have been next week. Chelsea's attacking midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi was tested positive for the Coronavirus, with Juventus' Daniele Rugani has a second player one-eighth of the finalists attached.

Also, not all of the eighth-will be held the final matches in the Europa League from 19. March. The FC Basel, the next week against Eintracht Frankfurt for the return game in Frankfurt – is affected would have to compete. Basel won the first leg on Thursday away with 3:0. The for the 20. March set Europa League draw was also postponed.

impact on EM

With this decision, the laying of the Europe is championship (12. June to 12. July) getting closer and closer. In the Bundesliga from next Tuesday to 2 to. April will not be played. Previously, many countries such as Spain, Italy, France, the Netherlands or Portugal were no longer exposed to your operation, so that a regulated season in these leagues possible.

At the Uefa is scheduled for the coming Tuesday for a crisis meeting via video conference with all 55 member associations. Media agree according to reports, the postponement of the tournament in the summer of 2021 is now regarded as the first Option. The big leagues of the continent would give the after the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, much-needed time.

Already on Thursday, the Uefa had for the first time two Champions League games cancelled: the eight-final return matches between Manchester City and Real Madrid, as well as between Juventus Turin and Olympique Lyon. On Friday the cancellation of all the European Cup games next week followed. Due to the EM pressure are leagues and associations of the time. The sealing staggered football calendar are hardly any available dates for catch-up games.

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Created: 13.03.2020, 11:21 PM

Updated Date: 14 March 2020, 00:04

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