UEFA poised to deal with postponements caused by coronavirus

UEFA has set up a working group with the European Leagues Association to handle any fixture fall-out caused by coronavirus related postponements.

With Euro 2020 qualifying play-offs pencilled in for later this month, as well as knock-out rounds in the Champions League and Europa League, UEFA admit it will be tough to reschedule games.

“We met with the European Leagues yesterday to create a coordination group to face the situation and find the best possible solutions,” said UEFA general secretary Theodore Theodoridis at UEFA’s Congress on Tuesday.

“From our side, we are addressing the situation by making contact with the WHO (World Health Organisation) and different governments. We don’t want to over-react but have a line of contact,” he said.

“The calendar is congested and it is difficult to find space, working together is where we will find solutions,” he said.

UEFA’s flagship competition, Euro 2020, will be held from June in 12 cities across Europe but for the moment Theodoridis says the organisation is focused on the March games.

“We have been working on different scenarios. The Euros start in June. We have matches coming in next weeks. We don’t want to share further details. The more urgent matters are coming in next two weeks. But there are plans for everything,” he said.- Reuters

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