COVID-19 ensures no European football ’till further notice’

Mazino Dickson

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In the wake of the wreckage of COVID-19 on the globe, Europe’s footballing body UEFA has cancelled ‘all European matches till further notice.’

That means the UEFA Champions League, Europa League, Euros 2020 play-offs  are ‘off the table.’

Also the Women’s Euro qualifiers and other international friendlies scheduled for June have also been postponed.

This means the path is clear for 2019-20 domestic league matches to be played if conditions allow by then.

All UEFA competitions, including the Champions League and Europa League, are indefinitely postponed but that comes as no surprise with the finals of both competitions called off with no new dates yet allocated.

In a bid to save clubs from a financial wreck, UEFA has also suspended aspects of licencing.

The executive committee reiterated its full commitment to club licensing and financial fair play and agreed that the current exceptional circumstances necessitate some specific interventions to facilitate the work of member associations and clubs,” it said.

Several club sides in Germany, Italy, and Spain have announced a cut in players’ wage earnings to ensure financial solvency.