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UEFA releases statement including Champions League qualification after holding meeting

UEFA has announced the results of its video conference with all football associations in Europe, including that “the deadlines related to all 2020/21 UEFA club competitions are postponed until further notice”.

UEFA held the meeting remotely with the general secretaries of all 55 member associations on how they deal with the issues created by the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent shutdown of football.

The recommendations made by the working groups created this month were also passed on to the associations.

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As of such the UEFA Executive Committee has taken a series of decisions, including those relating to qualification to the Champions League and Europa League – giving leagues more time to make such decisions or possibly conclude seasons, international football postponements and financial fair play implications, which are set out in the following statement.

“All national team matches for men and women due to be played in June 2020 are postponed until further notice. This includes the play-off matches for UEFA EURO 2020 and qualifying matches for UEFA Women’s EURO 2021.

“All other UEFA competition matches, including the centralised international friendly matches, remain postponed until further notice.

“Youth national team competitions: (i) the UEFA European Under-17 Championship final tournament scheduled for May 2020 is cancelled; (ii) the UEFA European Women’s Under-19 Championship final tournament scheduled for July 2020 is cancelled; (iii) the UEFA European Women’s Under-17 Championship final tournament scheduled for May 2020 is postponed until further notice (as it is a qualifying competition for the FIFA U 17 Women’s World Cup); (iv) the UEFA European Under-19 Championship final tournament scheduled for July 2020 is postponed until further notice (as it is a qualifying competition for the FIFA U-20 World Cup).

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