FOOTBALL is taking a back seat as the world fights the coronavirus.

And the Champions League and Europa League are no different with both tournaments currently on hold.

 The new date for the Champions League final has been confirmed by Uefa


The new date for the Champions League final has been confirmed by UefaCredit: EPA

When is the Champions League final?

Initially scheduled for May 30, the Champions League final was initially pushed back to Saturday, June 27.

But Uefa have now scrapped that date and chosen not to pencil in another one.

The match is still set to take place at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul.

Euro 2020, which was supposed to go ahead from June 12 to July 12 this year has been pushed back 12 months and will now take place from June 11 to July 11, 2021.

This year’s Europa League final has was pushed back from Wednesday, May 27 to Wednesday, June 24 but is also now postponed indefinitely.

Will the Champions League continue as normal when football returns?

Uefa have not taken any decisions regarding the future scheduling of their two competitions apart from to rearrange the final.

However, they are keeping all options open if the fixtures cannot be completed in time for those dates.

These include playing one-leg ties in the remaining rounds and holding replacing the semi-finals with four-team mini-tournaments at the venues which will hold the finals.

This would mean all teams who would have qualified for the semi-finals of the Champions League and Europa League being invited to showpiece competitions in Istanbul and Gdansk respectively.

This midweek-weekend format would effectively be the same as last year’s Nations League finals and the upcoming Euro 2020 play-offs.


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