DRASTIC MEASURES IN EUROPE
OFFICIAL: UEFA suspends the Champions and the Europa League
Published:13/03/2020 - 12:43h
Updated:13/03/2020 - 16:28h
UEFA had to gave its opinion about the coronavirus crisis, but this Friday it has taken drastic measures. The governing body has announced that it suspends the Champions League and the Europa League
The Champions and the Europe League will not contest his parties the next week, because the UEFA has decreed his temporary suspension. The organism that governs the football in the old continent had saved silence until this Friday, in which it has pronounced on the crisis of the coronavirus and has turned off the doubts that him rondaban. By governmental recommendations of security, initiates a stop until further orders.
The maximum European authority has specified that so much the eliminatory like the draws remain detained indefinitely. This includes the pending duels of turn of eighth of Champions, numerous of gone of eighth the Europe League that they remained without playing and all the ones of turn, and also the chambers of the Youth League, to which the clubs closed the doors in when it began to complicate the subject.
The problem is that the crosses of the tournaments have remained descompensados. For example, in his more prestigious competition, with crashes to enclosed door and even with public, obtained his pass to quarter-finals the Athletic of Madrid, the PSG, the RB Leipzig and the Atalanta. But Olympique of Lyon and Juventus, Manchester City and Real Madrid, Bayern of Munich and Chelsea and FC Barcelona and Napoli still need another meeting more.
The culés, the measures of caution imposed, had kept his plan of trainings waiting for novelties, not to lose rhythm in front of the possible obligation of the visit of the 'azzurri'. The 1-1 in Saint Paolo did not leave his enclosed classification, by what all decided in a Camp Nou in which it went to play to enclosed door. Finally, it will be necessary to expect to a new communiqué to know the denouement.
UEFA also has informed that it keeps the key meeting -by videoconference- of the next day 17 March. Representatives of the 55 federations member, together with the directives of the European Association of Clubs (ECA) and of the European Leagues and of a representative of FIFPro, will debate in search of the answers to this delicate situation, and will work in the reorganisation of a calendar that has broken .
The official communiqué of the UEFA
"As a result of the evolution of the propagation of the COVID-19 in Europe and of the decisions taken by the different governments, all the parties of competitions of clubs of the UEFA programmed for the next week have postponed .
This includes the remaining parties of turn of the eighth of final of the UEFA Champions League, programmed for the 17 and 18 March 2020, all the parties of turn of the eighth of final of the UEFA Europe League, programmed for 19 March 2020, and all the parties of the quarter-finals of the UEFA Youth League, foreseen for the 17 and 18 March 2020.
The back decisions about the celebration of these parties will communicate to his owed moment.
Like consequence of these postponements, the draws of the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League and of the UEFA Europe League, foreseen for this 20 March, also have postponed .
The UEFA invited yesterday to representatives of his 55 federations member, together with the directives of the European Association of Clubs and of the European Leagues and of a representative of FIFPro, to a meeting by videoconference this Tuesday 17 March to debate about the answer of the European football in front of this shoot".