UEFA has just announced a pledge that the European national championships such as the Premier League 2020, La Liga, etc will have to end the 2019/20 season before June 30 because of the catastrophic effect of the Corona Virus (SAR Covid-19).
Premier League 2020: UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin statement
Yesterday, UEFA met online with 55 members to discuss football competitions under the influence of the Corona Virus (SAR Covid-19) pandemic. The biggest decision made by the European football governing body is to postpone Euro 2020 to 2021.
The postponement of the Euro with a period of 12 months is intended to give the European national championships more time because due to the influence of Corona Virus (SAR Covid-19), it is likely that the European national championships will not have to end properly. planned at the end of May.
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin
Speaking to Sky Sports, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said: “We all know that this terrible Corona Virus (SAR Covid-19) is spreading all over Europe, making football and all life impossible for ordinary people to continue. We know we have to stop tournaments. ”
“We think that delaying the Euro 2020 is the only way to give all the national championships and club cup tournaments a chance to complete the season.”
“It is uncertain until now, but we should now think about the health of the fans and the players. We also have to think about football in general, the whole ecosystem of football. ”
“That’s why we decided to postpone Euro 2020 and we have full, 100% support from all 55 national associations, European leagues, European Clubs Association and FIFPro.”
If Premier League matches cannot be completed before June 30, the 2019/20 season will be canceled
An issued document signed by UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin, President of the European Club Association Andrea Agnelli, European Tournament President Lars-Christer Olsson and FIFPro European President Bobby Barnes has such content as after:
“The commitment to complete all domestic and European club competitions for the 2019/20 season by June 30, 2020, in the event that the situation improves and matches are played out. cautious and in compliance with the regulations of host countries ”.
That means if Corona Virus (SAR Covid-19) shows signs of declining in the near future, the European national championships such as Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1, etc or UEFA Champions League, The Europa League will also have to end before June 30. Conversely, if not completed before the above time, the tournament will have to cancel the season.
The 30/6 milestone also eliminates the possibility that clubs must play in the summer without the service of players who have expired. The end before June 30 will help the players to leave Summer on time and not affect the preparation of the clubs for the new season.
Usually from the beginning of August, qualifying for two European club cup tournaments will take place and a number of national championships like the Premier League will start.
European football has been suspended due to the complex effects of the Corona Virus (SAR Covid-19), Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A and La Liga epidemics, which were postponed at least until early April, while Ligue 1 was postponed indefinitely. term. UEFA also postpones the Champions League and the Europa League indefinitely.The newly postponed Euro 2020 play-offs will take place in June according to the new plan, around the time of FIFA. https://thenewssports.net/