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Wednesday May 20 2020
Ceferin: 'Football with fans will be back soon'

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has claimed Euro 2020 will go as planned next summer and revealed the intentions of an 'improved' FFP.

In an interview with The Guardian journalist Sebastián Fest, the President seemed sure that the postponed European Championship won’t have to go through another difficult period next year.

“I don’t know why it wouldn’t be. I don’t think this virus will last forever. I think it will [change] sooner than many thinks,” he told The Guardian.

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Tuesday May 19 2020
UEFA discuss format changes to accomodate calendar

UEFA, ECA and the representatives of the European Leagues are, according to Tuttomercatoweb, studying the possibilities of a new format to accommodate the calendar.

TMW claims the working group has outlined an idea to complete the Champions League with a Final Four in Istanbul later this summer.

By finishing the remaining matches in the last 16 of the competition allows them to move on to a one-match knockout system thereafter.

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Tuesday May 19 2020
Ceferin: 'August 3 only provisional'

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin clarifies that August 3 is so far only a ‘provisional and unofficial’ deadline.

The UEFA chief wrote a letter to confirm that during the meetings with the 55 UEFA affiliated associations, the dates for the conclusion of the European national leagues were only ‘recommendations, provisionally formulated and unofficial’.

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Monday May 18 2020
UEFA postpones ExCo meeting

UEFA has announced that its next Executive Committee meeting has been postponed to June 17.

The committee last met on April 23, when it announced Euro 2020 had been put back a year and that it would release club benefit payments early due to the coronavirus pandemic

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Saturday May 16 2020
Ceferin: 'Consequences if leagues don't finish'

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin warns clubs face ‘preliminary rounds’ if they don’t complete their domestic seasons, pointing Serie A and the Premier League towards the Bundesliga safety protocol.

Football is back as of this afternoon, with the Bundesliga firing up again after the lockdown, but France, Holland and Belgium already shut down, with Italy, England and to a lesser extent Spain still arguing over how to resume safely.

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Friday May 15 2020
Ceferin: '80 per cent will finish season'

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has claimed ’80 per cent’ of the national leagues will be completed and has confirmed a ‘concrete plan of finishing the European season’, together with planned amendments for the FFP.

The UEFA chief, who personally felt Ligue 1 was ‘prematurely cancelled’, insists the respective governments’ decisions won’t affect the European Cups and has confirmed that the Financial Fair Play rules will be amended due to the financial crisis in Europe.

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Thursday May 14 2020
FIFA cancel Best Awards 2020

The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020 has been cancelled, but the association is ‘evaluating several other alternatives’ to reward the top players.

FIFA has announced, after speculation regarding the event that rewards the best player in the world, that the ceremony set to take place in Milan on September 21, has been cancelled.

The Covid-19 pandemic has postponed or cancelled many competitions around the world and FIFA has decided to stop the annually celebratory event amid the ongoing crisis.

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Tuesday May 12 2020
Report: UEFA won't allow Zaniolo comeback

Even if Nicolò Zaniolo were to recover from injury, UEFA will reportedly not allow Roma to register the attacking midfielder for the Europa League.

Zaniolo was excluded from the list of players eligible in the UEFA tournament after suffering an injury in January and was then ruled out for the rest of the season.

But the forced break could mean the Italy international would be back in time in the event of a resumption and the recovery of football seems to be about 40 days away.

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Tuesday May 5 2020
Lakovic: 'UEFA has alternatives ready'

National Association director Zoran Lakovic has revealed that UEFA has ‘other alternatives ready’ in case the hypothesis of concluding the campaign in August won’t be possible.

The plan is to resume the European Cups as soon as the national championships have been completed and director Lakovic has reiterated UEFA’s stance, but reassured that it has other alternatives in case of complications.

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Monday May 4 2020
Ceferin: 'Good old football soon'

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin assures ‘we’ll have good old football back soon’ but warns ‘it’s not sport that will decide, it’s politics’.

UEFA is in favour of resuming European competitions this season, but the likes of Netherlands and France have already concluded their respective campaigns.

Ceferin is confident football will only change ‘for a short period of time’ when it comes back but accepts the final decision is out of his hands.

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