UEFA plans to complete the 2019-20 football calendar by August including the Champions League and Europa League says Aleksander Cerefin the president of the European football governing body.
All of Europe’s leagues were suspended in March due to the outbreak of Coronavirus but few leagues announced plans to restart with the German Bundesliga which saw action on Saturday.
The French and German leagues were cancelled with both countries suspending all sporting activities until September and the UEFA president expects 80 per cent of national leagues to be completed.
Speaking beIN Sports Cerefin said : ‘
We have an idea but we have to wait for the executive committee of UEFA to confirm the dates. I can say that the European season will be finished, if everything is as it is now, in August.
‘As things look now, I’m sure… that we can finish the European season and this means UEFA competition.
‘I think the majority of leagues will finish the season. The ones who will not, it’s their decision. But they will still have to play qualifiers if they want to participate in the European UEFA competition.’
Both the Champions League and the Europa League are yet to be completed as games were halted in the round of 16.
After the French government declared that no professional sporting activities will be allowed in the country until September, the Ligue 1 Champions are looking forward to playing their Champions league game at abroad.
‘Paris St Germain and Lyon… will have to organise (matches) in France,’ Ceferin added. ‘If this is not possible, (they) will have to organise it at a neutral ground.
‘If you cannot play in your country, then you have to organise it at a neutral ground… I don’t see the reason why French authorities would not allow them to organise a match without spectators, but let’s see. It’s out of my power,’ Cerrfin added.