SOLUTION FOR THE CORONAVIRUS
UEFA considers that the rest of the Champions will be played in a single match
Published:14/03/2020 - 00:22h
Updated:14/03/2020 - 07:58h
The coronavirus has forced the Champions League, the Europa League and all national competitions to stop. This could cause a serious problem on the calendar, so UEFA has thought about modifying yours looking for solutions.
The UEFA has decided to stop the Champions League after confirming that Juventus of Turín and Real Madrid went to have to be two weeks in quarantine by fault of the coronavirus. The maximum organism of the European football did official the Thursday that the eliminatory of the madridistas and the bianconeros in front of Manchester City and Olympique of Lyon, respectively, remained suspended. This Friday, after knowing the positive of Callum Hudson-Odoi, extreme of Chelsea, the UEFA decided to suspend also the Barça-Naples, the Bayern-Chelsea and all the Europe League.
This so rugged stop could cause serious problems of face to contest what subtracts of competition. The plan keeps on being to play the final of the League of Champions on 30 May and the one of the Europe League the 27, but everything goes to depend on how much last this state of alarm by the illness. If it lengthens more than the expected, the UEFA has in mind a solution of urgency that aims the 'Daily Mail' in his web page.
This alternative would be to play what subtracts of tournament to an only party. Therefore, from the turn of the eighth, the classified teams would contest so alone a crash, as if of a final treated . The problem would be to choose the stadium where will play the commitment, since the club that attain to play home will have a lot of advantage. The plan could be that it play in a neutral field or do a draw between the two groups.
In the Europe League also would occur the same and from the eighth all would be to an alone crash. This idea would allow that with almost total probability the two finals can follow contesting the marked days in the calendar and did not be to resort to other more desperate solutions. One of these solutions could be postpone the Eurocopa, something of what is speaking a lot and that also is a possibility.
In the case that the tournament of selections did not play this summer and happened to the 2021, would not do fault that the eliminatory of this Champions went to only party. Besides, the own national competitions would have something of margin of manoeuvre to be able to contest the meetings postponed by the coronavirus during the month of June. This aims to be the best solution for the Leagues, but is for seeing if the UEFA sees it of the same way.
Russia wants to help so that the Eurocopa celebrate
For the moment, Russia is trying that the maximum organism of the football in Europe him of more importance in the Eurocopa. It is necessary to remember that this competition would have to play by all Europe, included Italy and other very affected countries by the COVID-19. Russia does not have neither 50 cases in all the country, by what is not a zone affected. Dmitry Chernyshenko, viceprimer minister, has manifested the wish to throw a hand to the UEFA. "In the dates that are programmed for the participation of Russia in the Eurocopa, could house more parties, if the UEFA asks it to us", explained. This could serve to facilitate the dispute of the tournament, although still there would be problems with several headquarters more.