UEFA Announces New Dates For Champions League And Europa League Finals
March. 18, 2020
The European football governing body on Friday confirmed that the Champions and Europa Leagues fixtures will be postponed as Covid-19 sweeps across Europe and the rest of the world.
They also postponed the draws for the quarter-finals of the Champions League and Europa League that had been planned for March 21.
The decision to suspend the fixtures came as Europe's top leagues were stopped for at least a month as governments shut down sporting activities to try and contain the spread of the highly contagious virus.
On Tuesday, UEFA held a meeting via video conference with the representatives of its 55 member associations, together with the boards of the European Club Association and the European Leagues and a representative of FIFPro.
The meeting resolved to postpone the Euro 2020 to next year summer and it appears that the Europa League final will be moved to Wednesday June 24, and the Champions League final will be held on Saturday June 27.
The Europa League final was initially due to take place on Wednesday, May 27, while the Champions League was due to take place three days later at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Turkey.
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