Coronavirus: UEFA cancels Champions League and Europa league matches

UEFA to cancel Champions League and Europa league matches

Coronavirus has made UEFA to cancel Champions League and Europa league

matches and fixtures.

European football’s governing body, UEFA are considering how to proceed

in the midst of the health crisis, and suspending all matches seems

a suitable solution for the football lovers and fans.

On Monday, you could remember that the Champions League

match between Paris Saint- Germain and Borussia Dortmund was confirmed

to be played with no spectators at the  stadium.

Also, Barcelona followed the same thing by announcing their

own round-of-16 match, at  home against Napoli, will take place at

an empty Camp Nou at no spectators on the pitch.

This week Thursday’s Europa League matches  will also not go ahead

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and be player including the second legs of matches including Manchester United,

Wolves and Rangers.

Chelsea fans are somewhat happy about this because they stayed

much longer before they are eliminated and also, the defending Champions,

Liverpool football club have been

eliminated in the competition.

Here is official UEFA statement;

“In the light of developments due to the spread of COVID-19 in Europe and related

decisions made by different governments, all UEFA club competitions matches scheduled

next week are postponed.”

“This includes the remaining UEFA Champions League, Round of 16 second leg matches

scheduled on 17 and 18 March 2020; all UEFA Europa League, Round of 16 second leg

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matches scheduled on 19 March 2020; all UEFA Youth League, quarter-final matches

scheduled on 17 and 18 March 2020.”

“Further decisions on when these matches take place

will be communicated in due course.”

“As a consequence of the postponements, the UEFA Champions League

and UEFA Europa League quarter-final draws scheduled for 20 March have also been

postponed.”

“The European football body yesterday invited representatives of its 55 member associations,

together with the  boards of the European Club Association

and the European Leagues and a representative of FIFPro,

to a video conference meeting on Tuesday 17 March to

discuss European football’s response to the outbreak”



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