POSTPONED UNTIL NEW NOTICE
OFFICIAL: UEFA leaves the Champions and Europa League finals without a date
Published:23/03/2020 - 21:22h
Updated:24/03/2020 - 00:54h
A week ago it slipped that the Champions League and Europa League finals would be at the end of June, on the 27th and the 24th, respectively. Now UEFA has confirmed it is postponing the finals dates until further notice.
The COVID-19 has caused the almost total stop of the world of the football and of a lot of countries that have seen forced to go in in quarantine to struggle against the illness. In Europe a lot of countries are recommending or forcing to his citizens to that remain home to avoid that there are more contagions. In Spain, for example, the period of quarantine has lengthened recently other 15 days more and says that it could go further inside two weeks.
In front of a panorama like this, the turn of the football of elite is an incógnita and only the time will say when can go back to play. By all this, the UEFA has not wanted to expect more to confirm that the finals of all his European competitions remain suspended until further notice. In a communiqué that has published this same Monday, the maximum organism of the European football has ensured that the dates of these finals will not be the planned before beginning of course.
In the writing, the UEFA affirms that they are studying the new dates in which they could play these finals. The Champions League, the Europe League and the Women's Champions League remain, therefore, waiting for having a day in the calendar to finalise his tournaments. It does a week said that the decision of the organism was to plant the final of the Champions on 27 June and the one of the Europe League the 24, but this has remained in at all.
Before it began this hard crisis by the coronavirus, the final of the Champions was programmed for 30 May. The one of the Europe League, on the other hand, went to be the 27 of the same month. Finally, the one of the Women's Champions League had to contest on 24 May. With this inopportune stop, does not go to give time to that the parties play in these dates and the UEFA has to now decide when plant each crash.
"Like result of the crisis of COVID-19 in Europe, the UEFA has taken today formally the decision to postpone the following parties, originally programmed for May of 2020: Final of the UEFA Women's Champions League, final of the UEFA Europe League and final of the UEFA Champions League", begins the communiqué. Besides, the maximum organism of the European football clears that "it still has not taken a decision on the dates reorganised". Now, as it indicates the writing, will proceed to elaborate again the calendar and "will do announcements to his owed time".
The idea keeps on being to finish the season in June
The idea, in spite of this announcement, keeps on being that the season can finalise with normality before July. If the football returns for finals of April or beginnings of May, taking into account that the Eurocopa already has suspended , would have to give time to finish the competitions, included the Europeans, between May and June. It would not be of extrañar that the date chosen for the final of the League of Champions was on 27 June, as it commented in his moment.