Canindia News

UEFA mulls continuing Champions League in August: Report

Geneva, April 19 (IANS) European football’s governing body UEFA is mulling to continue the Champions League matches, suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on August 7-8.

According to a report on Sky Sports Italia, the first of the remaining matches in the Round of 16 will be played on August 7 and 8 after which there will be matches every three days until August 29 when the final is scheduled to be held.

The semi-final will be on August 18-18 and 21-22 before the final in Istanbul.

This would also result in the group stage of the 2020/21 season of the Champions League being postponed to October 20.

The Champions League final was initially scheduled to take place on May 30 at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul. However the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe led to the tournament having to be postponed with the second round of the last 16 matches left to be played. The teams that have gone through to the quarter finals thus far Paris St Germain, Atletico Madrid, Leipzig and Atalanta.

It was initially rumoured that a deadline of August 3 has been set for the final to be held but UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin denied that.

“It has been reported that UEFA President, Aleksander Ceferin told ZDF in Germany that the UEFA Champions League must finish by 3 August. This is not true,” said a statement from European soccer’s governing body.

“The President was very clear not to set exact dates for the end of the season.”

–IANS

rkm/rs/

YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN

AIFF, IPSO to conduct four-day online scouting workshop

CanIndia New Wire Service

I-League: Gokulam Kerala FC appoint new goalkeeping coach

CanIndia New Wire Service

Brazilian football star Marta tests positive for Covid-19

CanIndia New Wire Service

Moukoko, aged 16, becomes youngest player in Bundesliga history

CanIndia New Wire Service

ATP Finals: Thiem beats Djokovic to reach 2nd successive final

CanIndia New Wire Service

Start of a serious season for NorthEast, says coach Nus

CanIndia New Wire Service

Our style of play is non-negotiable: Mumbai City boss Lobera

CanIndia New Wire Service

NorthEast United grind out 1-0 win over Mumbai City

CanIndia New Wire Service

Tursunov hoping to carry ‘champion’s luck’ to TRAU

CanIndia New Wire Service

Leave a Comment

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More