UEFA’s stance on ending the Premier League season following members’ meeting

The general consensus among clubs across Europe is to see the domestic and European club competitions finished this season.

It has been reported in recent weeks that clubs are keen to finish the season at the earliest opportunity, with football across the major leagues in Europe currently suspended as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, while the European Championships have been postponed from this summer until 2021.

This was one of the key topics at a UEFA meeting today, in which 55 members were involved in discussions over the end of season plans, with most leagues still having between nine and 13 games still to play.

In addition, there are several rounds of cup competitions remaining, both domestically and in the Champions League and Europa League.

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But reports in Spain via AS confirm that the position of the top five leagues is clear – to resume the season.

AS report that the Premier League and La Liga have indicated willingness to go beyond the summer, if necessary, to complete the current season, with that being the priority.

It has also been reported that the Champions League and Europa League are set to be postponed until July/August, with all international matches in June set to be suspended and probably not played until the autumn, according to ZDF Sport.

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It is being understood that should domestic competitions resume in June, clubs would be expected to resume training in May and have a mini pre-season before the resumption of competitive action.

However, any decisions over the resumption will still be dependent on the continuing impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

As such, the calendar for football across Europe remains changeable over the coming months.


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