CLARIFIES THE CEFERIN STATEMENTS
UEFA makes it clear that the return of the Champions League has no deadline
Published:5/04/2020 - 18:14h
Updated:5/04/2020 - 20:19h
UEFA released a forceful statement to clarify Aleksander Ceferin's statements. Some media said that the UEFA president set a deadline for the Champions League dispute, but now they deny it
"The deadline to restart the Champions League is in July. On 3 August it has to be all finishing, so much Champions like Europe League". Those were the words that in theory said Aleksander Ceferin, president of the UEF, in his interview to the German television ZDF. These words gave the turn to the world this past Saturday, since it left clear that the maximum tournament of clubs of Europe could cancel in the case of not being able to finish it before.
But only a day afterwards, the UEFA has wanted to be more conclusive still and has published a communiqué denying this information. "The president was very clear in that it could not give precise dates for the end of the season. This affirmation is not truth", prayed the writing. It seems to be that it was the chain germana the one who misunderstood to the esloveno and took for granted a sentence that really did not say. It was as it was, from the organism of the European football have not taken in clearing the subject.
Besides, the UEFA wanted to stand out that they always go to prioritise the public health above the football. With this want to clear that, on the contrary of what seemed by the words of Ceferin, anybody presionará so that the competitions can return ahead of time. "The first priority of all the members of the group of work is to preserve the public health", wrote.
Also they signalled, as already it had said in several occasions, that obviously pose a stage in which the Champions and the Europe League have to play in summer, the same that the rest of competitions. "One of the options studied recurrentemente has been to play in July and in August, if necessary, depending on the permission of the national authorities", signalled.
These statements are very similar to which already did his president to the mentioned German television, although with the nuance that Ceferin contemplated the possibility that it can not play. "Have different plans for reiniciar the Champions and the Europe League in May, June, July or if we do not go back to play. If the authorities do not allow us play, will not be able to do it. We depend on the national Governments. In any case it is better to enclosed door and with television, the football is what the people wants to", said the esloveno.
The plan would be to go back to play in June to enclosed door
For the moment, it follows without being clear when will be able to go back to play to football, although it was to enclosed door. It says that the idea of Leagues and of the own UEFA is to begin in June without public, but neither is clear that the Governments go to access to this without the pandemia is not controlled. The next month will be key to know when will be able to return the sport king in all Europe.