Aleksander Čeferin, president of UEFA, in a FIFA congress


Optimistic message of Ceferin: "Coronavirus is not the apocalypse of football"

Published:28/04/2020 - 18:26h

Updated:28/04/2020 - 18:26h

The world of football is threatened by the coronavirus crisis, but it does not think about throwing in the towel. UEFA President Alexander Ceferin has warned that the situation is terrible, but he believes it will not be the apocalypse of this sport

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The coronavirus has turned into the central subject of the world of the football, to the that has left in a marked crisis by the uncertainty. The sportive authorities hammer to be able to go on and minimise damages, but competitions, market and future of clubs and players are in the air. Until it do not know how it evolves the pandemia and there are governmental decisions, all are tied hand and foot.

In spite of the delicate situation that lives from does months, the president of the UEFA, Alexander Ceferin, has launched an optimistic message. The leader has pronounced a brief speech in the centenary of the Federation of his country, Slovenia, and as it was to expect has referred to a present surrounded by doubts and worry. Although it has recognised that exist and will exist difficulties, warns that it is not moment to throw the towel.

The Balkan has signalled that these problems are not exclusive, and has recalcado that the football is more important of what seems because has an effect reparador in the morals of the population, that does not go through his best moment: "All over the world and in all the sectors of the society is being very hard. But to trace back the worst of this crisis does fault the football, because it transmits positividad and carries to the joy to the people".

"In no way I think that this pandemia go to finish with our sport. It will carry his time, but the fans will go back to fill the stadiums with passion and emotion. The coronavirus is something terrible, but is not the apocalypse, will go out of this", has added, doing reference to the stop of the championships and to the meetings to enclosed door that they could multiply when it can restart the calendar.

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The words of Ceferin arrive shortly after that some European leagues have begun to cancel . In spite of the recommendations of the UEFA, that urged to all his members to resist and apurar his options to return, the national decrees have precipitated the withdrawal of Belgium, Holland and France, that have announced that the season will not complete neither in the Jupiler League, neither in the Eredivisie, neither neither in Tie it 1.

In these circumstances, has fixed a deadline to notify if the leagues will restart or no to configure the international tournaments, and on 25 May all the countries ascribed will have to have confirmed his plans of future. In case of not being able to celebrate the championships by reasons of greater strength, already have published the criteria to select to the teams that will play in Europe.

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