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UEFA to discuss UCL fate and other competitions on Wednesday

The fate of the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League and other UEFA competitions will be discussed by Europe's soccer governing body in a video conference meeting on Wednesday due to the coronavirus pandemic. All UEFA competitions are currently on hold because of the flu-like virus that has claimed around 34,000 lives while the European Championship has been postponed to 2021. READ: Man United confident of not cutting player wages “UEFA has invited the general secretaries of its 55 member associations to a video conference on Wednesday, April 1... to discuss options identified with regards to the potential rescheduling of matches,” UEFA said. The body also added that issues bothering on player transfers and contracts will also be discussed. It can be recalled that UEFA president Aleks...

UEFA president points out risk of season being lost

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has admitted that the 2019/20 season could be lost if it doesn't resume by the end of June although he didn't rule out a possible extension into next season. He made this known in a chat with Italian newspaper La Repubblica and stated that there were a number of options for concluding the season which has been halted by the coronavirus pandemic. "There is a plan A, B and C. The three options are to start again in mid-May, in June or at the end of June, if we don't succeed, the season will probably be lost," he said. He went on to add: "There is also the possibility of starting again at the beginning of the next, starting the following one later. We will see the best solution for leagues and clubs." READ: Juve announce cuts to Maurizio Sarri’s and ...

Coronavirus – Ligue 1 games to be behind closed doors or limited to 1,000 fans

Ligue 1 matches will either be played behind closed doors or the number of fans will be restricted to 1,000 as part of the measures being put in place to curb the coronavirus menace. The Minister of sport Roxana Maracineanu made this confirmation after heading a meeting on Monday where discourse was made on plans to combat the outbreak. It can be recalled that Paris Saint-Germain's game against Strasbourg originally scheduled for last Saturday was postponed due to the virus. Meanwhile, the second leg of their UCL round of 16 tie against Borussia Dortmund will be played behind closed doors with supervision from the police. READ: Harry Kane steps up injury comeback in training PSG's games against Nice and Marseille in Ligue 1, as well as the Coupe de la Ligue final against Lyon s...