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THE NEW UEFA CALENDAR

The Champions League final will be played on June 27

Published:17/03/2020 - 15:05h

Updated:17/03/2020 - 18:41h

In addition to suspending the European Championship until 2021, at the meeting held on Tuesday, UEFA decided on a new date for the Champions League final. The rest of the Champions League schedule and the Europa League final were also discussed.

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The UEFA summoned for this Tuesday a multitudinous meeting by means of a videoconference with the 55 Federations, with all the national leagues, the clubs and the union of players. Finally, after the conversations has dictaminado that the Eurocopa contest in 2021 and no this summer​, as it was foreseen. This postponement has to to the coronavirus, that goes to keep suspended the competitions of football indefinitely.

The idea is that postpone the tournament of European selections serve to be able to square the calendar so that it can finish the season when the crisis by the COVID-19 finalise. For this, the UEFA also has put new dates for the disputes of the two finals of European competition. The one of the Champions League, that originariamente had to play on 30 May, will happen to 27 June, if there is not any unforeseen. On the other hand, the one of the Europe League will be on 24 June.

All this goes to depend clear is of how evolve the pandemia and of the decisions that take in the governments of each country. The aim is to finish with normality the course to finals of June, so much in League of Champions, as in the rest of Leagues. Fulfil or no with this will depend on when return the football to the stadiums, that will not be before mediated of April, like minimum, with almost total security.

What later in going back the normality, more complicated will result to organise the calendar. The final already has date, but no the semifinals, the quarter-finals neither the two meetings that are missing to finish the eighth. If the hard suspension little, there will be problems in that all develop with normality, but if it follows the stop during all the month of April, perhaps was necessary to decide change the format of the European competitions.

With the end to be able to finish the leagues, perhaps, in the worst of the cases, the UEFA have to decide that the chambers and the 'semis' play to an alone party. This measure only will take in an extreme case in which no of time by no means to that they finalise the national championships. Anyway, still it is necessary to expect to see how follows advancing the illness.

The forecasts are not optimistic

Although the aim is to finalise with normality all the competitions, the contagions are each more pronounced day in Spain and in the rest of Europe. The governments have increasingly clear that this goes for long and that the crisis of the coronavirus could go for enough more time of the that said in a principle. It will be necessary to be attentive to this evolution that will determine what occur with the Champions.

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