SIGN UP LOG IN
 

UEFA postpones Champions and Europa League finals

Published by

March 24, 2020 10:03 pm

UEFA postpones Champions and Europa League finals

The European Football Union UEFA postpones the finals of the Champions League and Europa League indefinitely due to the corona pandemic.

Six days after the urgent postponement of EURO 2020 by one year, the coronavirus pandemic has once again forced UEFA to take action. The continental association announced on Monday evening that the finals of the European Cup competitions would be postponed. It is not known when these will take place.

“UEFA has formally taken the decision to suspend the matches in question, originally scheduled for May 2020, until further notice,” the association announced. The Champions League final was originally scheduled to take place in Istanbul on 30th May and the Europa League final in Gdansk, Poland, on 27th May. The Women’s Royal League Final on 24th May in Vienna has also been postponed.

“The working group, which was set up last week as a result of the conference call of European football stakeholders chaired by UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin, will analyse the available options,” UEFA announced about the scheduling. “In due course”, they will comment on this.

Champions League the last “cash cow

The decision to relocate was unavoidable, as the international competitions have been suspended for the time being anyway due to COVID-19. In the course of the postponement of the European Championship last Tuesday to 2021, it was also decided that the match year in the national leagues and the European Cup competitions should end by 30th June. This deadline has now been softened by some national leagues, however. The UEFA could also soon give in here.

After the elimination of the European Championship finals for 2020, the Champions League is the last “cash cow” of the European association that could still be making money this year. However, the Champions League and Europa League are only in the last sixteen. Nobody can seriously predict when the games can be resumed.

“We have to keep various scenarios in mind, we just shouldn’t spread them all out,” said DFB Vice President Rainer Koch, who is also a member of the UEFA Executive Committee. He said it was a matter of drawing up plans “in order not to be faced with a total economic disaster after Corona.”

UEFA is said to have presented to all 55 member associations. It is said to contain seven models for a continuation of the Champions League, but several scenarios for the resumption of the Europa League are also outlined.

Will a lot draw the home rights?

The first possible “restart” date would, therefore, be 14th April. All matches would be played in the same mode – including a return leg to the last 16 with Italian champions Juventus in Turin or a quarter-final with Atalanta from the crisis hotspot Bergamo. The matches would be played on ten weekends and nine times a week, also in parallel with national leagues such as the Bundesliga, should they play again.

Even a postponement of just two weeks would bring about serious changes. If the premier league were not to start again until 28th April, the calendar would have to be massively compressed. It would then be possible to play only one knockout game from the quarter-finals onwards instead of a return match. Which club has home rights would then be drawn by lot.

If the game cannot continue until May, as envisaged in the other five scenarios, the format of the top flight would also have to be changed. The reason for this is that the end of June should be an absolute must because of the many professional contracts that will then expire. This could be guaranteed by a final four tournament of the four semi-finalists.

“As far as the clubs are concerned, everything depends on whether the leagues can be played to the end of June. If that is possible, the effects will be limited,” Ceferin told the Welt am Sonntag about the financial consequences of the crisis.

More News

New A1 eSports hub in Golling planned

New A1 eSports hub in Golling planned

Another A1 eSports hub is currently being built in Golling, near Salzburg. The new location will offer almost 400m² of…

The Big Wrap: Besim Hot as Chipleader

The Big Wrap: Besim Hot as Chipleader

The second day of 2019 The Big Wrap took place yesterday at King's Casino and Resort in Rozvadov. As expected,…

The second phase of the PUBG Europe League is running hot

The second phase of the PUBG Europe League is running hot

Who will qualify for the GLL Grand Slam: PUBG Classic? Who will get the most shots? All that will still…

Fortnite World Championship: One of the kids will go home with $4 million

Fortnite World Championship: One of the kids will go home with $4 million

At Fortnite the world championship is scheduled for the end of July. The favourites are professionals aged 14 or 15.…

Gambling mishaps international - not only in Germany

Gambling mishaps international - not only in Germany

Those who sat in front of the television last Saturday full of suspense with their lottery ticket and were waiting…

Messe Wien wins Coca-Cola as partner

Messe Wien wins Coca-Cola as partner

The soft drink giant sponsors the gaming and eSports format Vienna Challengers Arena. The gaming and eSports format Vienna Challengers…

90 million Euro: Eurojackpot cracked - in Finland

90 million Euro: Eurojackpot cracked - in Finland

A lottery player from Finland has won the Eurojackpot on Friday, 23.08.2019 with the right numbers. According to the Finnish…

The crashed FIFA World Champion

The crashed FIFA World Champion

During the FIFA19 World Cup in early August, Kai "deto" Wollin (30) already has a busy schedule. However, virtual duels…

E-Sport is becoming increasingly popular in Japan

E-Sport is becoming increasingly popular in Japan

E-Sport is becoming increasingly popular in Japan, as shown by a tournament in which students from over 1,400 schools take…

Coronavirus: Can the Premier League restart on June 8th?

Coronavirus: Can the Premier League restart on June 8th?

The Times reported on that English football authorities are considering resuming the Premier League 2019/20 season on June 8th. All…

Jockeys rebel against the 20 million hole in horse betting

Jockeys rebel against the 20 million hole in horse betting

The horse race in Royal Ascot attracts many noble celebrities. But the British betting business is shrinking. Now trainers and…

This is the new FIFA 20 FUT mode

This is the new FIFA 20 FUT mode

With each new FIFA part, the players receive numerous innovations. The popular FUT mode has also been revised. Without a…

Jürgen Klopp and FC Liverpool continue to win in the Premier League
Jürgen Klopp and FC Liverpool continue to win in the Premier League

Liverpool FC also wins their sixth consecutive Premier League match of the season. The English soccer record champion Manchester United…

E-Sport News: CS:GO - Changes to some maps
E-Sport News: CS:GO - Changes to some maps

The new patch for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive mainly brings changes to several competitive maps. The latest update of Counter-Strike: Global…

MLB: Yankees hit back against Astros
MLB: Yankees hit back against Astros

The New York Yankees keep their title dreams alive. In the MLB playoffs, the team turns a premature end by…

Real Madrid - Sergio Ramos: Contract extension?
Real Madrid - Sergio Ramos: Contract extension?

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos has leaked that his Blancos extension is not his fault, but the fault of the club.…

Casino Fraud: Prosecutor Prosecutes
Casino Fraud: Prosecutor Prosecutes

15 months after the casino fraud became known, the public prosecutor's office in Hof has now brought charges against the…

Online poker: Between Ruin and Fast Wealth
Online poker: Between Ruin and Fast Wealth

Online Poker Cards Game Chips and Laptop Earn Money With Online Poker "All-in," "Raise," or a disappointed "I'm out!" -…

Twin Casino - 100% Bonus and 100 Free Spins for New Customers
Twin Casino - 100% Bonus and 100 Free Spins for New Customers

With a wide range of offers and great incentives for new customers, the still young Twin online casino has already…

The gambling industry is accused of breaking the law
The gambling industry is accused of breaking the law

Berlin - The vending machine industry uses technical tricks at ATMs to override current laws. The consequences: The addiction potential…

Greens demand ban on gambling now
Greens demand ban on gambling now

Lower Austria should take Vienna as a role model, demands Green Party leader Helga Krismer. She wants the so-called small…

888poker - Victory for Austria at Mega Deep
888poker - Victory for Austria at Mega Deep

Yesterday, Sunday, as every weekend, the popular Sunday Majors were at 888poker on the tournament schedule. At the Mega Deep…

Mybetting Deals Tools

Surebet by BetBurger

Surebet by BetBurger

BetBurger is a service focusing on arbitrage bets, also known as sure bets. It turns sports betting into an investment.

Matched Betting by OddsMonkey

OddsMonkey

OddsMonkey offers matched betting services with features to enhance your profits with the best betting offers.

Live Sport Results and Statistics

Live Scores

Always keep ahead of the sports betting game with our real time results and statistics!

2000+ Free Slots

Play the best online slots and your favourites from the biggest developers for free right here!