UEFA insists European football tournaments are coming back

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said the tournaments across Europe are ready to return but will be held on pitches with no spectators. European Football Federation president Aleksander Ceferin believes that playing back is an important step back to normal life.

And this is also to limit the financial losses that clubs are suffering from.

“I believe there are options that allow us to restart tournaments and finish them.” Ceferin said. We may have to continue without the spectator watching on the pitch. But the most important thing I think is the match going on.

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It is still early to say that we cannot finish the season. The impact of Covid-19 is terrible on clubs and tournaments. It’s better to play football behind closed doors than not.

In such difficult times, it will bring happiness to everyone and a certain normal feeling. Even if the match can only be watched on TV. On 23/5, UEFA will continue to hold a meeting with 55 member federations. They will finalize the future of the Champions League, Europa League and national tournaments.

UEFA also plans the Champions League final to take place at Ataturk Olimpiyat Stadium, Istanbul on August 29. Three days earlier, the Europa League final would be held at Energa Gdansk.

UEFA is also ready to change the playing format in the Champions League. After finishing 4 rounds and go back to 1/8 round. From the quarterfinals onwards, matches will skip the second leg and will only play a single match on neutral ground with no audience.

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However, if UEFA changes the competition format to a television copyright and finds a city capable of organizing matches, it is not a simple matter.

This makes UEFA have to negotiate with sponsors and clubs. Because changing the venue will be difficult to ensure the broadcast for broadcasters.

UEFA insists it will not cancel or end the 2019/2020 season soon because it will have to pay back a huge TV royalties. Besides, they want to ensure fairness for the teams that have the advantage of winning the championship or winning the European Cup.

Russia plans to rescue EURO 2020 despite Covid-19 pandemic

After a series of major European tournaments being delayed or cancelled, EURO 2020 is facing the risk of suspension due to fears of the Covid-19 pandemic.

European football is being delayed by the corona virus when a series of major tournaments has been suspended. Before the bad stage of the pandemic, the European football federation (UEFA) had discussions to find the best direction for the No. 1 tournament in the old continent, EURO 2020.

At this time, the five host countries hosting the group stage and knockout series of EURO 2020 are England, Spain, Germany, Netherlands and especially Italy living in bleak days due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

On March 13, all of these countries’ football tournaments have been postponed until April and may be extended if the Covid-19 flu pandemic is out of control.

Facing the complicated situation of the disease, UEFA has made plans to ensure EURO 2020 – the largest tournament in Europe for the national team held every 4 years. According to the disclosure, the most powerful football authority in Europe has planned to move EURO to 2021.

However, the above scenario will put the World Football Association (FIFA) in a difficult position when conflicts of interest with tournaments they are in control of will take place in 2021.

Until the present time, the opening time of EURO 2020 is still a big question mark when UEFA and FIFA have not been able to find a common voice. However, in a recent development, Russia is ready to stand out to replace England, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy to host Europe’s No. 1 tournament this summer.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko himself said that they are ready to host the entire tournament instead of 4 matches as expected (3 matches in the group stage and 1 match in the quarterfinals).

The Russian declaration is completely grounded when they are well controlling the disease originating from Wuhan – China. Be aware, Russia has only detected 45 cases positive for corona virus and the number of deaths is not plausible.

In addition, Russia has had the experience of hosting the 2018 World Cup and possesses enough modern facilities to host all world-class sporting events.

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The announcement from UEFA comes before Arsenal’s Arteta coach was confirmed positive for the corona virus.

Shortly thereafter, the series of second leg of the Champions League round of 16 took place at dawn on March 18 between Man City against Real Madrid and Juventus against Lyon was officially delayed because of the spread of Covid- 19. Earlier, two Europa League matches between Inter and Getafe, AS Roma and Sevilla were also delayed.

The British Prime Minister confirmed that football activities in the foggy country could be delayed indefinitely after the news that Arteta was infected with the corona virus. The organizers of the Premier League will have urgent meetings to come up with the best solution. At this time, only the match between Arsenal and Brighton in the 30th Premier League has been officially delayed.

The Organizing Committee of Serie A previously announced the postponement of the tournament until April 3. Gazetta reported that the number one tournament in pasta country could be delayed longer if the situation does not improve.

On the afternoon of 12/3, La Liga announced to postpone the tournament at least 2 rounds to wait for the situation. The decision was made after Real Madrid announced that all of its football players had to be quarantined. The reason is that a Real Madrid basketball player is positive for Covid-19. Real football and basketball teams share the same training ground.

By the evening of the same day, the Dutch government also announced that it would stop all football activities of the country until further notice. Marca reported that the Bundesliga even considered the possibility of ending the season early if things didn’t improve.

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Guardian commented with the current situation, it is likely that UEFA will offer a solution to postpone the Champions League and Europa League, move EURO 2020 to 2021. This will help the league in England, Italy or many other countries in Europe. Europe could end the season in the summer.

This is the best solution for the parties. If EURO 2020 is started as expected, there will be no time for the Football Association members to make up the compensation schedule when the club season is delayed.

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Covid-19 pandemic is somewhat out of control in Europe makes all old continental football activities can be delayed indefinitely.

The fact that Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta is confirmed positive for the corona virus is rocking English football in particular and European football in general.

Before Arteta, European football recorded at least 4 cases of players playing in infected big leagues. However, the fact that a top coach, who is always in contact with many football players and characters, is infected creates a new risk.

Coach Arteta can contact hundreds of people after infection

Until the beginning of this week, UEFA and many Football Federation members still believed that football activities could take place normally, even though it took place in an audience field. The leaders of European football believe that the Covid-19 pandemic has not yet made a significant impact on the sport of the king, and the season must continue.

However, subsequent cases of consecutive Serie A and Bundesliga players were positive for corona virus. Recently coach Arsenal Arteta.

Old continental football is facing a major threat from the Covid-19 pandemic. So far, the media recorded at least 6 cases of football players and coaches positive for corona virus.

Serie A has 2 cases including Juventus defender Daniele Rugani and Sampdoria striker Manolo Gabbiadini. The Bundesliga 2 received two cases, defenders Timo Hubers and Jannes Horn, both of Hannover 96. The Premier League recorded the case of Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi.

The Guardian revealed that the number of people quarantined by contact with Arteta could reach more than 100, including many football players and celebrities. Earlier, the Leicester City club confirmed that many players are being quarantined themselves because of signs of infection.

Will the Champions League be delayed indefinitely?

Champions League matches will be postponed instead of playing in an unpopulated state.

On the evening of March 12, UEFA announced that it would meet to discuss the plans to organize European Cups and EURO 2020.

A source from L’Equipe confirmed that UEFA considers the possibility of EURO being moved to 2021, to make time for the top European leagues to end the 2019/20 season. Besides, the Champions League and Europa League are likely to be delayed indefinitely to wait for new developments.