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Wednesday June 17 2020
Ceferin open to fans in UEFA games

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin leaves the door open for fans to potentially attend the condensed Champions League and Europa League games in August.

It was finally confirmed today that the tournaments will be completed in a Final Eight format, with the Champions League Round of 16 second legs on August 7-8, the quarter-finals on August 12-15, semi-finals on August 18-19 and Final on August 23.

All of those are expected to be held in Lisbon.

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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
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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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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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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Monday April 20 2020
Ceferin: 'It's too early to cancel season'

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin insists he’s not prepared to throw in the towel and prepares to ‘wait until we are ready to play’.

The daily debate about the resumption of football has led to numerous hypotheses but the UEFA chief has claimed they are ‘evaluating a series of options’ to resume play.

But Ceferin has also suggested that they can’t wait until late 2020 to conclude the current campaign, as it would have a negative affect on the next season.

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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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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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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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