The matches of European club tournaments will be resumed when the situation with the coronavirus epidemic improves, the UEFA decision says.
The European Football Union (UEFA) recommended that national associations complete football championships no later than June 30, 2020. This decision was made on March 17 following a video conference on the situation with the spread of coronavirus infection in Europe, reported on the union website.
“The parties discussed [текущую ситуацию] and unanimously supported the action plan for the 2019/2020 sports season. This plan includes an obligation to complete all domestic and European club competitions no later than June 30, 2020, “it was informed.
Tournaments, said UEFA, may be resumed when the situation with the spread of coronavirus improves and if it is “appropriate and reasonably reasonable.”
Decisions on possible changes to the calendar of the next season of the Champions League and the Europa League will be made after June 30.
An outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection began in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. March 11, the World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic. According to the American Johns Hopkins Institute, by the evening of March 17, the total number of people infected in the world exceeded 190 thousand, more than 7.5 thousand people died.
Due to the pandemic, the national championships in Europe and the Eurocup tournaments were suspended, UEFA also postponed the European Football Championship, which was to be held this summer, to 2021.