Europa League final in Gdansk ‘moved back a month to June 24’ as UEFA set new dates for European competitions at coronavirus crisis meeting
The Europa League final has reportedly been given a new date and will be moved to June 24 due to the coronavirus crisis.
The pandemic has decimated the global sporting calendar and has caused huge problems for European and international tournaments with domestic leagues being forced to postpone action until April.
UEFA president Ceferin held a series of conference calls in a crisis meeting on Tuesday where it was determined the Euros’s 2020 would be pushed back a year to allow domestic and European competitions to take place in the summer if necessary.
The format for the remainder of this season’s Champions League and Europa League were also heavily discussed on Tuesday.
It has been significantly reported that a decision has been made to move the Europa League final in Gdansk back to June 24.
The final was initially due to take place on May 27.
It is not yet clear when Europa League action will resume or if all the remaining quarter-final ties and succeeding matches will be reduced to a one-off game.
There had also been proposals to stage the semi-finals and final of both European competitions in one city over the course of five days later this year, but that does not appear to be happening with the Champions League showpiece game still set to take place in Istanbul.
Reports claim the Champions League final date has however also been re-scheduled to take place three days after the new date for the Europa League final on June 27.
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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin held a series of conference calls throughout Tuesday
The Europa League final is set to take place at the Gdansk Stadium in Poland