UEFA, the European Club Association, European Leagues and FIFPro Europe signed a joint resolution committing to end the season by June 30 at the latest after postponements for the coronavirus crisis.
The same summit already came to the conclusion today that Euro 2020 and the Copa America would be postponed to next June and July rather than this summer.
This gives time for the domestic leagues to complete their campaigns, although the exact format of those tournaments is not yet known.
The principles they signed up to include:
“A commitment to complete all domestic and European club competitions by the end of the current sporting season, i.e. 30 June 2020 at the latest, should the situation improve and resuming playing be appropriate and prudent enough.
“Possible limitations or drops of current exclusive calendar slots, potentially resulting in the scheduling of domestic league matches in mid-week and scheduling of UEFA club competitions matches on weekends.
“Possible adaptations of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League qualifying rounds in case of late completion of the 2019/20 sporting season, i.e. after 30 June 2020.
“A working group composed of representatives from UEFA, leagues and clubs will be immediately established to examine relevant calendar matters and devise solutions allowing for the resumption and/or conclusion of the current season in a coherent manner.
“A second working group composed of representatives from UEFA, leagues, clubs and players will be set-up at a later stage to assess the economic, financial and regulatory impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and propose measures to help mitigate the consequences of the pandemic.”
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