NEWS
Sunday April 5 2020
UEFA: 'No deadline for season'

UEFA has denied comments from Aleksander Ceferin that the Champions League had to finish by August 3. “The President was very clear not to set exact dates.”

Ceferin was yesterday quoted as telling German broadcaster ZDF that European club competitions had to be completed no later than early August.

However, UEFA has now released a statement clarifying that dates to fulfil 2019-20 Champions League and Europa League fixtures were still not set in stone.

“It has been reported that UEFA President, Aleksander Ceferin told ZDF in Germany that the UEFA Champions League must finish by 3 August. This is not true. The President was very clear not to set exact dates for the end of the season.

“UEFA is currently analysing all options to complete domestic and European seasons with the European Club Association and the European Leagues in the working group set up on 17 March.

“The primary priority of all the members of the working group is to preserve public health.

“Following on from that, it is to find calendar solutions to complete all competitions. Options are currently being studied to play matches in July and in August if needed, depending on restart dates and the permission of national authorities.”

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