UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin fears that the current football season could be lost if it cannot be resumed by the end of June. It can be remembered that a huge adjustment and readjustment of current schedule is on, as highest governing body of world football took several difficult decisions on rescheduling Football calendar and postponed EURO 2020 and COPA AMERICA.
Domestic leagues and UEFA Champions League, which UEFA were committed to complete by July, are also in doubt now. As most of the leagues in Europe are suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Aleksander Ceferin says seasons could be finished behind closed doors. This might be the only way to deal with current situation where authorities may not allow mass gathering, till situation considerably improves.
If we don’t succeed in restarting, the season will probably be lost,” the Slovenian said.
There is a plan A, B and C.
The three options are to start again in mid-May, in June or at the end of June.UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin on options that UEFA have to complete the season (as reported in La Repubblica)
There is also the possibility of starting again at the beginning of the next [season], starting the following one later. We will see the best solution for leagues and clubs.”UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin on fourth option
As it stands, majority of Premier League clubs have to play nine games to complete the season. Most of the Bundesliga and Ligue 1 teams have to play 11matches to complete the season. All football in England is suspended until at least 30 April.
Ceferin is not averse of playing remaining games behind closed doors and UEFA are considering that as an option across Europe.
It’s hard for me to imagine all the matches behind closed doors, but we still don’t know whether we’ll resume, with or without spectators. If there was no alternative, it would be better to finish the championships.UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin on playing games behind-closed-door
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