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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.

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Saturday April 4 2020
Ceferin: 'Season over by August 3'

UEFA President Aleksandar Ceferin admits the idea of Champions League and Europa League play-offs are “an option,” but either way the season “must finish by August 3.”

All football has been suspended in Europe’s major leagues due to the coronavirus pandemic and it’s not clear when – or indeed if – the campaign will be concluded.

What we do now have is a deadline, set by Ceferin during an interview with German television station ZDF.

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Friday April 3 2020
UEFA: 'No CL if you stop now'

UEFA has warned Belgian clubs that they face expulsion from its 2020-21 club competitions if their domestic campaign ends early.

The Jupiler Pro League has thrown its support behind stopping the 19-20 campaign now, with Club Brugge – 15 points clear at the top, one game away from the championship playoffs – due to be crowned title-winners.

However, UEFA chief Aleksander Ceferin made it clear resuming the season once the coronavirus pandemic had cleared up was the priority as he issued a threat to leagues that had other ideas.

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Friday April 3 2020
UEFA asks Leagues to avoid rash decisions

The Federations are encouraged to avoid rash decisions in a letter from UEFA, the European Club Association and the European Leagues, revealing their plans to resume in July.

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin teamed up with ECA chairman Andrea Agnelli and European Leagues chief Lars-Christer Olsson and wrote a letter to the Federations, clubs and Leagues.

The letter has been posted after learning that the Jupiler Pro League in Belgium has assigned Club Brugge as winners and terminated early due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Friday April 3 2020
UEFA holds door open for suspended Leagues

UEFA Vice-President Michele Uva has revealed clubs can ‘still participate’ in the European Cups despite coming from a terminated domestic championship.

The debate about the resumption of European football is ongoing and with the respective nations in Europe facing different futures, Vice-President Uva has assured that UEFA will hold the door open also for the clubs without a championship to return to the European Cups.

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Thursday April 2 2020
UEFA relax FFP rules after shutdown

UEFA have announced an easing of the Financial Fair Play rules during the “current exceptional circumstances” of the coronavirus shutdown.

In their statement, which followed a conference call between the 55 member associations on Wednesday, European football’s governing body also suspended the upcoming planned international men’s and women’s games planned for June.

The Champions League and Europa League are still expected to go ahead once it is safe enough to resume.

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Monday March 30 2020
Serie A to hold talks with UEFA

Lega Serie A will hold talks with UEFA on Wednesday over rescheduling postponed matches and the summer transfer window.

Serie A has been on pause since March 9 due to Italy being in lockdown, as part of measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country.

It is still not known whether the season will be fulfilled or cut short to make way for the 2020-21 campaign, with the uncertainty also having implications on the transfer market and player contracts.

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Monday March 30 2020
Report: UEFA plans conclusion in August

UEFA wants to compromise next season to finish the current campaign in August and thereby ease the economic damages caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Times writes that the European Football Association has been planning to conclude the current season during the summer but has to find a solution to limit the implications for next season.

Next season will have to finish in May, with the European Championship postponed and set for next summer, scheduled to take place between June and July 2021.

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Saturday March 28 2020
Ceferin: 'We just have to wait'

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has revealed the hypotheses and admitted the “season is probably lost” if they still can’t resume at the end of June.

Despite working hard to have different plans for in the event of a resumption, the UEFA President has pointed out that everything is up to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Thursday March 26 2020
Uva: 'Impossible to set a date'

Vice-President Michele Uva couldn’t say when the season may resume but revealed UEFA prioritise the national Leagues and how Financial Fair Play will “not be frozen”.

The European Cups and Leagues are suspended due to the current pandemic affecting the whole world and different hypotheses have been suggested to limit the economical damage faced by football.

The different Associations are working on different solutions to resume play during the summer months, but UEFA has also received criticism for acting too late.

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