UEFA Come Up With Options On How To Finish 2019/20 Season

"We could start again in mid-May, in June or even late June," 

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UEFA have announced that they may have three different options available on how they can finish off the 2019/20 season should the Coronavirus pandemic improve.
UEFA probes ways of finishing off the season.Picture Courtesy of Sports Mole

UEFA have announced that they may have three different options available on how they can finish off the 2019/20 season should the Coronavirus pandemic improve.

The footballing body decided to suspend the Champions League and Europa competitions on March 13 as COVID-19 cases continued to spread throughout Europe.

At first, it was hoped that games would be able to continue behind closed doors but as players, staff and executives began to fall ill, it decided to suspend all competitions.

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UEFA announced on Friday that it had come up with three possible option in which they could bring the season to an end.

The first option would be to continue the season in mid-may. The other option involves resuming sometime in June. The last option open to UEFA would be to run the season through to the start of the next season.

All these options depend on what the conditions will be at the time regarding the Coronavirus pandemic. It is also dependant on whether host nations would have removed certain restrictions such as travel and public gatherings.

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In a statement to La Repubblica, UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin to told the publication that:

“We could start again in mid-May, in June or even late June,”

“There is also a proposal to end this season at the beginning of the next one and then start the next one a little later,”

The hope is that Coronavirus levels will have decreased if not totally stopped by the Summer but the reality on the ground has left many sceptical if this will be possible.

Even so, should the 2019/20 season be able to resume, clubs will have to balance UEFA commitments alongside their own domestic league matches as those competitions will also be looking to complete their seasons if given the possibility.

 

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