THE LEAGUES WOULD PASS AT THE WEEK
The Champions could be played at the weekend after the break for the coronavirus
Published:19/03/2020 - 08:34h
Updated:21/03/2020 - 01:19h
UEFA could be considering the option of completely turning the calendar around once the break for COVID-19 ends. The Champions League would be played on weekends and the National Leagues during the week
The coronavirus has put to the societies of a lot of countries of Europe and of the world legs up. The high level of contagion and the quantity of dead persons has caused that in Spain, for example, have taken measures very restrictivas that have finish with all shut home without being able to go out. The government only allows to go out of the domiciles to go to the work, to compare or to the doctor, between some reasons of first need. On the other hand, they are closed the big majority of shops, the restaurants, cinemas, shopping centres... In definite, a stop of almost all that will last, as little, two weeks.
In front of a panorama like this, in the football could not be less and therefore they are suspended the majority of European Leagues, in addition to the Champions League and the Europe League. It is an incógnita when will be able to go back the sport king to the stadiums, but from the UEFA and the national competitions already think in ways to be able to finish the current season. The first measure was to cancel the Eurocopa and postpone it to 2021, but seems that it will not be thelast .
In the 'Gazzetta dello Sport' signal that from the maximum organism of the European football are posing that in what it subtracts of course the League of Champions and the Europe League happen to play anyway of week. The national championships would contest between week and of this way would look for recortar the calendar so that the course can finalise without need to suspend meetings or do malabarismos with the dates.
If it confirmed , this would be the never seen, although it could be the solution that needs so that the campaigns of all the Leagues have champion, runner-up, descents, promotions... This measure would allow to the teams play when there is not Champions the Mondays and the Tuesdays, and also the Thursdays and the Fridays, for putting an example. Of this form, there would be more available dates to play and would not be necessary that the competition lengthened to July, if as it seems goes to take so much in restarting .
Nevertheless, no all the championships agree with this idea and in the Series To, for example, already have refused it. The Calcium, nevertheless, is the League that more would need a measure like this, since any another goes to have so many parties postponed. It is necessary to remember that the COVID-19 forced to suspend several meetings in Italy even before this stop, by what his calendar will be a not stopping once go back the competition.
The Champions will go back with 17 parties that play
Thinking in the Champions, would be missing for contesting a total of four eliminatory of turn of the eighth of final of Champions League; the chambers, that if they went to gone and turn as it has been always would be eight crashes more; the semifinals, that would be other four parties without retouching the format; and the final, that would play on 27 June, as it decided the UEFA this past Tuesday. In total, would be 17 meetings that contest since it go back the football to Europe.