UEFA president points out risk of season being lost

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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.”

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“It’s hard for me to imagine all the matches behind closed doors, but we still don’t know whether we’ll resume, with or without spectators.

“If there was no alternative, it would be better to finish the championships anyway,” he said.

“But I can say that I don’t think about the finals of the European club competitions behind closed doors.”

Ceferin also pointed out that the decision to postpone Euro 2020 until next year “has shown that every emergency is our emergency and every club is our club.”

He added that a video conference with representatives from various clubs, leagues, and players was the ideal demonstration of unity and solidarity.

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