UEFA Is Now Considering Suspending Champions League Over Corona Virus Outbreak
March. 10, 2020
UEFA is ‘seriously considering’ suspending the Champions League and Europa League due to the threat of coronavirus, according to reports in Spain.
Several sporting events across the world have been postponed due to the outbreak, while on Monday, the Italian government announced that all sport in the country has been suspended until at least April 3.
Champions League and Europa League fixtures have already been impacted as Wednesday’s tie between Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund in France will be played behind closed doors. Barcelona’s last-16 tie against Napoli next Wednesday will also be played behind closed doors.
According to reports, UEFA is now considering the option of suspending both the Champions League and Europa League once the latest round of fixtures have been completed.
As it stands, the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals are due to be played on April 7 and April 8, with the return legs being played the following week. The first leg of the Champions League semi-finals are scheduled to be played on April 28 and April 29.
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