UEFA cancels all Champions League and Europa League matches for 2020


UEFA has suspended the Champions League, Europa League and Euro 2020 qualifying playoffs indefinitely amid the coronavirus pandemic.


The administrative body, which has 55 national members had still hoped to complete all games by June 30, when player contracts expire.


FIFA has already put plans in place for player contracts to be extended until the last day of the season, whenever that might be.


UEFA has also postponed deadlines in relation to the admission process for all 2020-21 club competitions for the foreseeable future.


The Euro 2020 qualifying playoffs and international friendlies planned for June have been postponed. This will allow domestic and European football games to resume if possible and potentially behind closed doors.


UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin warned that this season could be "lost" if competitive action does not resume by the end of June.


The coronavirus crisis has led every nation in Europe except Belarus to pause its football leagues.


European football's governing body previously postponed this summer's European Championship for 12 months during a video conference on March 17 and later indefinitely postponed the Champions League and Europa League finals, which were due to take place in Istanbul,Gdansk and Poland.


The Champions League and Europa League were suspended at the round-of-16 stage with Atletico Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig and Atalanta yet to play.


Other second-leg ties still to be played:


Manchester City vs. Real Madrid

Juventus vs. Lyon,

Barcelona vs. Napoli

Bayern Munich vs. Chelsea


Meanwhile, the final tournament of the 2019/20 UEFA European Women's Under-19 Championship, scheduled to take place in Georgia from 21 July to 2 August, has been cancelled.

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