UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has stated the Champions League and Europa League should be concluded by August 3.
Thus suggesting a new deadline for the Premier League to be completed.
Football across the continent is currently suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic and the European Championship has been postponed until 2021, allowing for domestic leagues across Europe to be stretched into the summer months.
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UEFA had previously called for the domestic leagues to be completed by June 30 but, with the spread of the virus continuing, have removed that date and have postponed both the Champions League and Europa League indefinitely, with the priority being the leagues.
However, he has now claimed that he wants both UEFA competitions to be concluded by August 3 – suggesting that the Premier League may have a similar deadline to be completed.
“It must finish by August 3, both the Champions League and Europa League,” Ceferin told German broadcaster ZDF.
“It is an extraordinary situation we are in, so we are flexible on dates and kick-off times. If the crisis eases earlier, then we can start sooner.
“We could play with the current system, or in one-off matches played on neutral turf.
Coronavirus is having an impact across sport in Europe, with football league schedules suspended in several countries, including in England, Spain and Italy. But what happens next?
– The Champions League and Europa League have been suspended, and UEFA have given an update on what could happen next.
– The Premier League clubs have also made a decision, with no professional football to be played in England until April 30 at least.
– Premier League clubs are meeting again to discuss the way forward, with plans being considered on how to finish the season.
– Decisions have been…