UEFA aiming to 'complete Champions League in AUGUST'
UEFA aiming to ‘complete Champions League in AUGUST… and are considering a mini four-team tournament to determine winner’ as they look to finish European season amid coronavirus crisis
- The football calendar has been turned upside down due to the coronavirus crisis
- The Euros has been postponed by a year to try and finish the current campaign
- UEFA have come up with plans to try and finish the current European season
- The administrative body want the Champions League to be completed in August
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UEFA have reportedly drawn up a calendar to try and get the Champions League finished in August, and are considering a mini four-team tournament to end it.
Both the Champions League and the Europa League have been postponed, with no return date in the pipeline at present due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has decimated the football calendar.
But according to the Mirror, UEFA have put together a calendar to finish the European season after holding a video conference call with the 55 national associations to discuss contingency plans.
UEFA want to try and complete the current Champions League campaign in August
There are reportedly also plans in place from UEFA to finish the Europa League in August
The administrative body have reportedly pushed for the domestic campaigns to be completed by August 3, which means games must kick off again by June.
Two last-16 ties still have to be determined in the Champions League and the quarter-finals need to also be played out, while the Europa League is in a similarly alarming position.
And UEFA are desperate to hold both competition’s finals after the domestic seasons have been played out.
Aleksander Ceferin has a very tough job on his hands to get the European season back on track
This could potentially lead to a mini-four team tournament taking place in Istanbul and Gdansk respectively to discover the winner of both the Champions League and Europa League.
The UEFA Super Cup, played between the winners of both competitions, could reportedly be scrapped.
And finally, it is understood that UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin wants the matches to go ahead with fans in attendance and is against the idea of playing games behind closed doors.
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