UEFA Confirm Champions League Is On Hold Indefinitely...

The Champions League has been put on hold indefinitely, UEFA have confirmed after their coronavirus crisis meetings on Tuesday.
Reports suggested the date of the final had been put back to June 27 as UEFA try to ensure their showpiece club competition reaches a conclusion this summer.

The final is currently scheduled for May 30 in Turkish city Istanbul but the coronavirus outbreak has forced UEFA to suspend their main competitions.

The coronavirus crisis has decimated the global sporting calendar, including domestic, European and international action, and UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin held a series of calls on Tuesday to help chart a course for the future of football.

In a statement published by UEFA after the meetings, it was announced 'all competitions and matches for clubs and national teams for both men and women have been put on hold until further notice'.

The statement added: 

A working group has been set up with the participation of leagues and club representatives to examine calendar solutions that would allow for the completion of the current season and any other consequence of the decisions made today.

However, Spanish newspaper Marca claimed that the Champions League final has been put back by four weeks and will now take place on June 27.

It comes after Euro 2020 was the first European competition to be postponed until next summer.

A pan-European tournament, with 12 host cities, was ambitious at the outset and in the current climate had appeared almost impossible to achieve.

Getting rid of both international competitions means there should now be breathing space for other club tournaments to take place and finish.

Almost every domestic league in European has been suspended and UEFA are desperate for their competitions to be played out to a conclusion by the end of June.

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