NEWS
Thursday March 12 2020
Report: UEFA asked Roma and Inter to pull out of EL

Inter and Roma have, according to Il Messaggero, rejected a suggestion from UEFA to withdraw the Italians from the Europa League.

UEFA has allegedly asked Roma and Inter to pull out of the Europa League for the competition to continue as normal, according to the Roma based newspaper.

The newspaper writes that the UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin hopes to continue their competitions and help Euro 2020 to go as planned this summer, by asking the Italian teams to give up their spot in the last 16 of the Europa League.

The Spanish government decided to stop the traffic between Spain and Italy, leading to problems for both Roma and Inter, respectively scheduled to play Sevilla and Getafe in the round of 16 in the tournament.

Juventus are in quarantine after defender Daniele Rugani tested positive for COVID-19, known as the Coronavirus, and the return leg against Olympique Lyonnais in the Champions League is at risk.

Il Messaggero writes that UEFA has asked both Inter and Roma to exclude themselves from the competition but reports that the request was rejected immediately.

The newspaper writes that they were later reassured by UEFA that they would not be excluded from the Europa League, given that the host country must take the blame as the Giallorossi were ready to travel to Seville.

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