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UEFA considers August finish for Champions League and Europa League

UEFA considers holding the remainder of the Champions League and Europa League competitions in a condensed time frame in August 

UEFA is considering the option of finishing the Champions League and Europa League competitions in August once domestic leagues are completed, it is understood.

Football across the continent has been ground to a halt by the coronavirus pandemic and the governing body is meeting next Thursday to discuss how the 2019-20 season can be concluded.

Its plans for the two European competitions will depend on how soon domestic leagues across the continent can resume.

UEFA is considering completing the Champions League and Europa League in August 

Both competitions were in the round of 16 stage before being suspended due to coronavirus

Both competitions were in the round of 16 stage before being suspended due to coronavirus

If they are up and running some time in the next couple of months, then UEFA could decide to play them alongside the league action as they do in normal circumstances.

But if it is not until July or August that the action is under way then UEFA would be more likely to play the remainder of the two competitions in a condensed timeframe, culminating at the end of the August.

Both the Champions League and the Europa League, with respective finals due to be played in Istanbul and Gdansk, are currently midway through the round of 16 stage.

It is understood UEFA are keen for all remaining matches in the domestic leagues to be played, but April 23’s meeting is likely to see the subject of possibly ending them early at least discussed. 

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