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Thursday July 30 2020
UEFA: Barca-Napoli at Camp Nou as planned

UEFA has confirmed that Barcelona-Napoli will be carried out as planned at Camp Nou on August 8. ‘We are monitoring the situation’.

The Champions League resumes in 10 days and the growing number of infections in Spain has caused concern.

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Thursday July 30 2020
ADL: 'UEFA should move Barca-Napoli'

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis thinks the return leg against Barcelona in the Champions League should be moved to Portugal or Germany. ‘I don’t understand why we must stay in a city that has major problems’.

UEFA has reportedly asked for guarantees from the Catalan Department of Health and with Portugal and Germany set to host the Champions League and the Europa League respectively, the Partenopei patron thinks it’s best moving the match there.

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Thursday July 30 2020
UEFA could move Barca-Napoli to Portugal

UEFA has reportedly asked the Catalan Department of Health to provide adequate health guarantees for the Barcelona-Napoli match at Camp Nou.

The match between Barcelona and Napoli could be moved away from Camp Nou due to the Covid-19 situation in Catalonia.

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Thursday July 23 2020
UEFA: Europa League dates for 2020-21

UEFA has announced the official dates of the five preliminary rounds for the 2020-21 edition of the Europa League.

Next season’s preliminary rounds will be determined with a single leg, due to the ongoing 2019-20 season and ‘to avoid the impact on the club’s potentially involved in both phases of the competition’.

Napoli are already through to the group stages after winning the Coppa Italia, but Milan or Rome could start their journey in the second round of the qualifiers.

Preliminary round: August 20

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Tuesday July 21 2020
Ceferin: 'Optimistic for football's future'

UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin says ‘my great hope is that spectators will be able to return as soon as possible. We’ll emerge stronger and wiser than before’.

The Champions League and Europa League are building up to their resumptions, with some domestic campaigns having already finished, and Ceferin discussed the work going on behind the scenes.

“These recent months have obviously been a period of great uncertainty for everyone,” he told UEFA’s official website.

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Saturday July 18 2020
'Alternative' Barcelona-Napoli location?

UEFA vice-president Michele Uva confirms they have prepared ‘alternative solutions’ to Camp Nou for the Champions League game with Napoli if Barcelona’s COVID-19 cases continue to spike.

The first leg of the Round of 16 ended 1-1 at the Stadio San Paolo in February.

The second leg is due to be played at Camp Nou on August 8 behind closed doors.

However, there has been a recent surge in coronavirus cases in the Barcelona area and new social distancing restrictions imposed.

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Friday July 10 2020
'European Cups behind closed doors'

UEFA Vice-President Michele Uva has confirmed that the two European Cups will be held behind closed doors this August.

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Thursday July 2 2020
UEFA: 'Decision on fans soon'

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says a decision should be made on fans’ attendance at Champions League and Europa League games by ‘July 10’.

The two tournaments are set to adopt a Final Eight format in Portugal and Germany respectively, with games to be played behind closed doors as it stands.

However, according to Ceferin, that could change before the draws for those fixtures take place next Friday.

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Wednesday July 1 2020
Official: Champions League from October 20 to May 29

UEFA has announced the dates for the next Champions League season, with 2020-21 starting on October 20 and ending with the Final in Istanbul on May 29.

The delayed start has been confirmed by the Champions League, who posted a complete schedule all the way until the Final at the Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul.

Champions League 2019-20 dates

First round of the group stage - October 20/21, 2020

Second round of the group stage - October 27/28, 2020

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Friday June 26 2020
Italy's new Nations League schedule

Italy will kick off their 2020-21 Nations League campaign on September 4 against Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Italy are in Group A with Netherlands, Poland and Bosnia.

They get started against Bosnia on September 4, before travelling to Netherlands three days later.

The Azzurri then host Poland on October 11 and the Dutch on October 14.

They conclude their group campaign with the visit of Poland on November 15 and a trip to Bosnia 72 hours later.

All their matches take place at 20:45 local time (19:45 BST).

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