Champions League ‘could be finished over just THREE WEEKS in August’ with UEFA planning how to end competition and Europa League after the coronavirus crisis
- UEFA are ‘considering staging a packed Champions League within three weeks’
- The Europa League joins the competition in being indefinitely suspended
- Man City, Chelsea, Man United, Wolves and Rangers are still involved in Europe
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UEFA have introduced the idea of squeezing the remaining Champions League and Europa League games into just three weeks in August.
Chief’s at the top of the game are scrambling to find a way to complete the current season while the coronavirus continues to eat into the sporting calendar.
The Champions League was cut-off midway through the last-16 phase, with huge ties like Manchester City and Real Madrid’s second-leg still delayed.
The Champions League could be completed within just three weeks during August
Manchester City’s clash with Real Madrid is one of the ties stuck at the halfway point
Wolves also face the packed schedule alongside a rapid-fire Premier League calendar
Manchester United, Chelsea, Wolves and Rangers are other sides who could face the hectic schedule being considered by officials, according to the Mirror.
The Premier League season will also have to be kicking-off in June for UEFA’s plan to be realised, with top-flight division’s across Europe also facing being hugely condensed, with matches likely played behind closed doors.
The current season is likely to impact next season’s fixtures, with UEFA already exploring the idea of condensing next season’s Champions League.
The current season is still at threat of not being completed, but officials are scrambling
UEFA have already been forced to take the huge step of postponing EURO 2020, delaying the competition by 12-months.
Football is set for a tough period of reorganising, with the knock-on effects of the coronavirus set to affect the next few seasons.