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UEFA to make definitive decision at coronavirus crisis meeting

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European football’s governing body will hold two video conferences on Wednesday, with one discussing the football calendar going forward and the other discussing player contracts and transfers

UEFA are set to reaffirm their commitment to finishing the 2019/20 season at a meeting on Wednesday, with the various top European leagues also ready to voice the same opinion.

 Voiding the season will be “off the table” in the latest video conference call organised by European football’s governing body, with top leagues around the continent joining the Premier League in insisting that the current campaign must be finished when possible.

There are several factors behind this determination to continue with the campaign, including the many complications that would come with any voiding, protecting several jobs within football and pure sporting integrity with respect to teams still challenging for honours.

This approach could now include the staging of the Champions League and Europa League finals behind closed doors, something that UEFA had previously refused to consider as they sought to protect the glamour associated with their flagship club football events.

A second video conference call will also take place on Wednesday which will deal with the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis on the summer transfer window and player contracts.

Manchester United will be hoping to progress in the Europa League when it resumes 

UEFA are particularly mindful of the impact of the crisis on smaller European clubs, who have already lost a significant amount of money due to the lack of action during the worldwide pandemic.

Back in England, Manchester City and Chelsea are both still in this season’s Champions League, while Manchester United and Wolves are still in Europa League action.

The Premier League are set for another meeting on Friday where they will reaffirm their commitment to pushing on with the campaign.

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