The Champions League return on August 7th, 2020

The European Football Federation (UEFA) today June 17 decides the Champions League will play back from August 7th with the remaining matches of the 1/8 round.

The remaining four matches of the 1/8 round will take place on August 7 and August 8. They are matches Juventus – Lyon, Man City – Real Madrid, Bayern – Chelsea and Barca – Napoli.

From the quarterfinals onwards, as many sources have leaked recently, UEFA chose to play a knockout match, and decided to gather the teams to focus on kicking in Lisbon, Portugal, on the fields of Da Luz and José.

Accordingly, four quarter-finals took place on 12, 13, 14 and 15/8. The two semi-finals are played on August 18 and 19. The final took place on Da Luz Stadium on 23/8. All of these matches were played on the field without an audience.

Champions Champions will be determined in the final at Da Luz on August 23rd

If a match is drawn in two extra innings, the two teams will decide to win or lose by extra time and penalty shootouts. The quarter-final draw and the Champions League semi-final will take place on July 10 at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland.

The Champions League has stalled since 11/3, when it has just played half of the matches on the round of 1/8. Already PSG, Atalanta, Atletico Madrid and RB Leipzig won tickets to the quarterfinals.

In the four pairs of unfinished matches, after the first leg, Real and Chelsea were the most disadvantageous, in turn losing to Man City 1-2 and Bayern 0-3 at home. Juventus lost 0-1 at Lyon on February 26, the day after Barca drew 0-0 at Napoli.

The Europa League has also been adjusted to the schedule and plan of organization in the same manner. Accordingly, from the quarterfinals onwards, the teams will play in a knock-out format, focusing on playing in Germany, in four cities Cologne, Duisburg, Düsseldorf and Gelsenkirchen, from 10/8 to 21/8.

These 1/8 round playgrounds will take place on August 5 and August 6. Matches at this stage will be delayed as Inter – Getafe and Sevilla – Roma will play on a neutral ground.

The quarter-finals will be played on August 10 and 11, and semi-finals on August 16 and 17. The Europa League final takes place on Cologne on 21/8, at 21h local time, or 3h on 22/8

UEFA Cup’s meeting to come up with a final solution for Europa League

As scheduled, today – June 17, the European Football Federation (UEFA) will meet to make decisions about the fate of two important tournaments, the Champions League and the Europa League. Many big teams like MU, Barca, Real … are watching the progress of this meeting.

Bundesliga, La Liga is back. The same thing is about to happen with the Premier League as well as Serie A. Only Ligue 1 and the Dutch league Eredivisie have made the decision to cancel the tournament, although so far looking back, it seems to be a hasty decision.

Today, UEFA meets to come up with a final solution for the Champions League and Europa League

Most member leagues are back to play the rest of the season. This forced the European Football Federation to characterize to end the two Champions League and Europa League. And that is the premise for an important meeting, scheduled for later today (Vietnam time) – June 17, at UEFA headquarters in Nyon (Switzerland).

In April, UEFA meetings were scheduled to end with the Champions League final in Istanbul (Turkey) on August 29, with the Europa League final held on the pitch. Energa Gdansk (Poland) 3 days earlier. There are currently 2 different plans to complete both tournaments under consideration.

According to the Daily Mail, another proposal is to organize the remaining Champions League knockout matches as usual. The quarter-finals will be held in July, while the semi-finals will take place in August. The question is whether there will be a first leg and a return trip? This will be the question that UEFA must make its final verdict today.

UEFA is considering organizing a small tournament at the end of the season. These matches will only have 1 turn and are likely to take place in a week. This is the same format with the World Cup or EURO.

The source of Marca newspaper revealed, after 2 months of discussion, UEFA is inclined to “mini tour” with the name Final Eight. The teams will gather in Portugal to complete the Champions League this season, because many places in Europe still restrict travel, including the city of Istanbul.

Specifically, Final Eight will take place within 12 days in the Portuguese capital Lisbon. In particular, the quarterfinals will take place from August 12 to 15, the semi-finals on August 18 and August 19 and the final will fall on August 23. The matches will be held in the form of a knockout match instead of the first leg – the return leg as before.

Barca, Juventus and Man City reacted strongly to the move from UEFA

The European Football Confederation (UEFA) is planning to host the remaining matches in the Champions League season of 2019/20 concentrated in one city, but Barca, Juventus and Man City firmly oppose.

Barca and 3 other teams disagree with UEFA about the Champions League

The Covid-19 pandemic caused the Champions League and Europa League to be pushed back indefinitely. UEFA wants to complete both tournaments after the domestic leagues are over. As expected, the two biggest European football leagues at club level will be back in early August.

Barca wants to receive Napoli in the second leg of the round of C1 C1 at home

According to the host, Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey hosted the Champions League final this season. However, the Covid-19 pandemic is making the organization in this field extremely precarious.

Specifically, the city of Istanbul is expected to be severely lost because the organization on the field has no audience, and visitors will not be able to visit Turkey at that time because there is still a travel ban to prevent the spread of disease.

Facing the above situation, UEFA has considered the alternative plans. The agency is planning from the quarterfinals onwards the matches will play concentrated in a city and Lisbon is rated as the most potential.

Portugal’s corona virus infection rate is low and has allowed football to return. Germany could also be the venue for the remaining matches in the Champions League this season.

However, Barca, Juventus, Man City and Bayern Munich disagree with the plans from UEFA. These 4 teams insisted on playing the second leg of the 1/8 round of the Champions League at home, they accepted to play on the stadium without an audience.

Currently, the match between Man City vs Real Madrid, Barca vs Napoli, Juventus vs Lyon and Bayern Munich vs Chelsea has not taken place the second leg of the round of 1/8.

The history of the Euro 2020 European football championship

The Euro 2020 European Football Championship will begin its upcoming competition to find the best teams to continue to play in the next round. Let’s learn about the history of the Euro 2020 European football championship.

How many years is the European Euro Football Championship held?

This is probably the question that many football fans are concerned about today. The European Football Championship, also known as the Euro, is a tournament held every 4 years. This tournament is attended by football teams from many European countries.

UEFA European Football Federation is the organization that organizes this tournament. The Euro 2020 season has begun to kick off with the participation of 24 soccer teams.

Euro football championship

The idea of ​​establishing the tournament was raised by the General Secretary of the French Football Federation FFF – Mr. Henri Delauney and received the response of many other countries in Europe.

Accordingly, the first European Championship football tournament was held in France in 1960. Up to now, the national team of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Spanish team have won the championship. Most enemies with all 3 times. Currently, defending Euro champion is Portugal.

Euro tournament history

The Euro Championship was founded in 1960, and has been operating for more than 50 years and has hosted 15 leagues, not counting the 2020 season. This tournament will be held each year in a different country, all rules are passed by the European Football Federation and require the teams to apply.

Each season is held in a different European country. The first season was held in 1960, in France with the Soviet champion after winning the final 2 – 1 against Yugoslavia. The tournament is organized in the form of a knockout competition and involves 17 football teams.

Euro football championship

Since the 1980 season, the European Football Confederation has decided to change the rules when the final round will be expanded to include eight teams participating in the championship. Including 7 excellent teams overcome other teams and 1 team is the defending champion last season.

2016 season was held in France, this is the 3rd time this tournament is held here. The tournament features 24 football teams. From this tournament there will be an additional 16 teams. In this tournament, the Portuguese team won the championship after defeating the hosts France 1 – 0.

Above is the history of the European championship football tournament, called Euro for short. This tournament has always received a lot of fan expectations from around the world.

Europe’s top football leagues are ready to return

When the Covid-19 pandemic situation is somewhat “cooled off” in Europe, it is also the time when the top football competitions “the old continent” are planning to return to complete the 2019/20 season.

Tonight (16.5), the ball in the German league (Bundesliga) will officially roll back with 6 matches in the round 26. After 25 rounds have passed, Bayern Munich is leading the rankings with 55 points, more than 2 points against Dortmund.

Players in the Bundesliga practice waiting for “re-export”

As such, the Bundesliga is the European tournament back to the earliest post-Covid-19 era. Previously, this tournament also had a lot of difficulties in determining the return time, but thanks to the Government ‘green light’ and the efforts of the Organizing Committee, the new tournament came back soon in order to complete the 2019 season. 20.

It can be said that the Italian league (Serie A) is the most difficult tournament to roll the ball back but recently, the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) announced that certainly Serie A season 2019/20 will Reboot next month. After 27 rounds, Juventus is leading the rankings with 63 points, 1 point higher than the second team Lazio.

Similarly, the British government has decided that professional sports events in the country will continue to be banned until at least 1.6. This means the English Premier League can return in the next month.

Initially, the most attractive tournament on the planet put the plan back on June 12, but after a meeting between the Organizing Committee and 20 clubs recently agreed to officially return to take place after one week, which means June 19.

After 29 rounds in the Premier League, Liverpool is leading the rankings with 82 points, 25 points ahead of the second team Man City.

La Liga coming back next month

Along with that, the organizers of the Spanish league football (La Liga) recently confirmed it will bring the rest of the 2019/20 season back on 12.6 and 20 clubs will have 35 days to play 11 rounds.

After 29 rounds, Barcelona is leading with 58 points, 2 points ahead of Real Madrid. Besides, the Portuguese league and Turkish championship are also scheduled to return next month.

Some European football leagues have got back

German football has come back

The social order of restraining order will continue to be maintained in Germany until the end of August but the German football tournament – Bundesliga will surely be back on May 9 with a series of strict disease prevention measures.

Without a last-minute change, the Bundesliga will become the first major tournament in Europe to return after a long delay. A very positive signal when the pandemic peak has passed and football, an emotional economic industry returns to daily life.

Football regulators in Germany are actively contacting the federal government to promote a plan to allow the Bundesliga back in the context of the country’s relaxed social measures.

An online meeting will take place soon and the German Football Federation (DFB), the Bundesliga Organizing Committee 1 and 2 and 36 professional clubs will discuss restarting the tournament from May 9. Many teams have allowed players to rehearse even small groups, with Augsburg pioneering on March 23!

Crowded events are not allowed in Germany until the end of August, so soccer matches will take place on a field with no spectators. The Bundesliga Organizing Committee has submitted a 41-page plan on how to organize the remaining rounds of the 2019-2020 season with a limited number of members of two teams, members of the Organizing Committee and the press. allowed to appear on and off the pitch, about 320 people per game.

Every European nation is focusing its attention on the Netherlands and Belgium, the two countries have announced the cancellation of the championship and are trying to come up with a “post-season” solution.

Premier League

Particularly, the “Big Five” group of 5 major European football leagues will certainly not go against the stand of UEFA. After the Bundesliga, Italy’s Serie A hopes to continue the 2019-2020 season on closed football fields in June. The Spanish and French courts will also certainly come back, albeit a little later. 

With the English Premier League, the government is considering addressing a plan to resume operations proposed by the English Football Association (FA). This includes gathering teams in one venue and playing on the airfield. the audience with a density of 4 matches per day or gathered to a few yards to isolate.

Details of the time when the European football leagues return

After the COVID-19 pandemic eased, European football leagues were scheduled to return. Here is a scheduled time to return for the aforementioned tournaments.

The Great Battle of Tottenham against Manchester United will be the most awaiting match after the return of the English Premier League.

Premier League 

Expected June 19. Originally, the Premier League was scheduled to return June 12.

However, in a meeting of players, the Football Association of England (FA), the Association of British Professional Players (PFA) and medical experts admitted, the Premier League re-start on June 12 is impossible.

The reason is that the players can only return to training from 18-5, and it takes a long time to regain form. Therefore, the organizers decided to postpone the day one more week, from June 12 to June 19. The Premier League re-starts with a epic match between Tottenham and Manchester United.

After 29 rounds, Liverpool are leading the rankings with 82 points, 25 points more than the second team Man City.

Italian League (Serie A)

Expected June 13. This decision was made after a meeting between the organizers and representatives of 20 clubs on May 13. However, in order for the tournament to take place, Serie A organizers still need to get government approval.

Serie A this season has 12 more rounds to finish. Currently, Juventus is leading the rankings with 63 points (26 matches), one point higher than the second team Lazio.

German Championship (Bundesliga)

Expected on 16-5. The Bundesliga is the earliest European national championship back. Before being postponed, the Bundesliga took 25 rounds. Bayern Munich is leading the rankings with 55 points, right behind is Dortmund with 4 points worse.

League of Spain (La Liga)

Expected on 12-6. After coming back, the matches in La Liga will have no audience. The tournament has only 11 rounds and is expected to kick for more than 1 month to officially close. Barcelona is currentlyleading La Liga with 58 points, 2 more than Real Madrid.

Portuguese Championship (Primeira Liga)

Expected on 4-6. Upon his return, Primeira Liga will play in an audience-free stadium and the players will be tested strictly for 48 hours before the game.

Primeira Liga has 10 more rounds to end. Currently, Porto is leading the rankings with 60 points (24 matches), one more than the second ranked team Benfica.

European football is facing the most difficult problem in history (Part 2)

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.

All football activities in the Netherlands have been banned

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.

European football is facing the most difficult problem in history (Part 1)

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.