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The proposed Champions League change that could affect Chelsea

UEFA could consider changing all Champions League and Europa League knock-out ties into one-off games in order to finish the competitions this season, according to reports.

All of Europe’s top leagues have faced widespread disruption, with the Premier League officially postponing fixtures until the end of April at the earliest, although this is expected to be pushed back further.

And regarding European competitions, UEFA confirmed on Wednesday that both the Champions League and Europa League have been postponed until further notice due to the outbreak.

The governing body 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.

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

In a statement, UEFA said: “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.

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