Champions League restart: UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says Lisbon will be able to stage finale | Football News

Aleksander Ceferin: “I am confident that with the continued and constant collaboration between all stakeholders, we will conclude the season in a positive way in Lisbon”

Last Updated: 30/06/20 7:59pm

The Champions League final is scheduled for August 23 in Lisbon

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has eased fears the Champions League could be threatened by further coronavirus outbreaks.

The current continental campaign will conclude in Portugal in August, after being halted by the pandemic in March.

But from Wednesday, 19 neighbourhoods north of Lisbon, the host city, will go back into lockdown, with gatherings limited to five people.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says he is confident the Champions League will be able to conclude in Lisbon as planned

Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa spoke to Ceferin and Portuguese Football Federation president Fernando Gomes via video on Tuesday, ahead of the mini-tournament in August.

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Ceferin said in a statement: “I would like to thank the Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa for his dedication to this project and the work he is doing alongside the Portuguese Football Federation to ensure that Portugal delivers a successful tournament.

“I am confident that with the continued…