Aleksander Cerefin, president of UEFA has said the association has plans to finish the European season which includes the Champions League And Europa League in August, he made this known over the weekend.
It has been two months since action was suspended in the region due to the coronavirus pandemic and Liverpool was the last team to smile home with victory defeating Atletico Madrid in the last round of 16.
“As things look now, I’m sure that we can finish the European season and this means Uefa competition,” confirms Cerefin.
Comsmedia learnt that the quarter-finals and semi-finals will be played over two legs.
Also, the president added that games will have to be played without spectators while expressing hopes that most domestic leagues will equally wrap up.
However, he stated that leagues who cancelled their seasons due to the virus will have to play qualifying matches in order to compete for 2020/2021 season of UEFA.
Cerefin said the games will “have to be played without spectators” but hopes the “majority” of domestic leagues will complete the season.
The Champions League, Europa League and Premier League were suspended on 13 March because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Leagues will still have to play qualifiers if they want to participate in Uefa competition next season.
“Only sporting reasons can be the formula for qualifying for the Champions League and Europa League,” he added.
The French Ligue 1 is the first major domestic league in Europe to cancel the entirety of its league due to coronavirus and awarded the league leader, Paris St-Germain the winner of the 2019/2020 season.
The Premier League has nine rounds of fixtures remaining, while Paris St-Germain were awarded the Ligue 1 title after the French government cancelled the 2019-20 sporting season.