UEFA has officially postponed the men’s and women’s Champions League finals and the Europa League final, all of which can be completely scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic.
All three finals should take place in May. Istanbul, Turkey plans to host the Champions League final on May 30, while the Europa League final was due in Gdansk, Poland on May 27.
Last week, UEFA set the preliminary date for June 24 to 27, but the European Football’s governing body has now decided to postpone the Champions League and Europa League finals without discussing a new date.
It was also discussed at the meeting of the European Clubs’ Association whether to abandon them altogether.
According to the Mirror, the postponement means in reality that even UEFA have no idea when football will restart – but there is an acceptance the season will not be completed by the end of June which was their original target.
The UEFA statement read:
“As a result of the COVID-19 crisis in Europe, UEFA has today formally taken the decision to postpone the following matches, originally scheduled for May 2020:
UEFA Women’s Champions_League Final
UEFA Europa League Final
UEFA Champions League Final
“No decision has yet been made on rearranged dates.
“The working group, established last week as a result of the conference call among the stakeholders of European football, which was chaired by UEFA President, Aleksander ?eferin, will analyse the options available.
“The group has already begun its examination of the calendar. Announcements will be made in due course.”