Tuesday March 17 2020
Boniek: 'UEFA faces big problem'

Member of UEFA's Executive Committee Zbigniew Boniek admits they are facing uncertain times and won’t be able to make a “final decision” during today’s meeting.

The Polish FA President and member of the UEFA board Boniek was interviewed by the Gazzetta dello Sport and that the organisation can "only discuss hypotheses" during their conference call today.

Most of European football has been suspended amid fear of the Coronavirus outbreak, including the European Cups, and Boniek couldn’t guarantee that the 2019-20 season will reach a conclusion but hopes to start a new season in August.

“UEFA can’t make a final decision. We can only imagine the hypotheses to work on,” he told the newspaper. “It is not known what will happen, if we are all ready in May and many other components…

“Unfortunately, everything is possible. If you couldn’t play in Poland, in Italy, wherever, I don’t know what would happen with titles and relegations. It’s a big problem. But I don’t think there are possibilities of concluding the season in the autumn.

“It’s better to close it on June 30 and to start over in August. We hope there will be definitive rankings. Otherwise we [UEFA] will have to invent a system that takes into consideration the different possibilities.

“We are in an emergency and extraordinary decisions must be made.”

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