UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin leaves the door open for followers to probably attend the condensed Champions League and Europa League video games in August.
It was lastly confirmed right this moment that the tournaments will be completed in a Final Eight format, with the Champions League Spherical of 16 second legs on August 7-8, the quarter-finals on August 12-15, semi-finals on August 18-19 and Remaining on August 23.
All of these are anticipated to be held in Lisbon.
The Europa League will run from August 5-6 and the Remaining on August 21, unfold out between Cologne, Duisburg, Dusseldorf and Gelsenkirchen.
“I’m delighted that we’re capable of resume virtually all of our competitions. I’m assured that we are going to not should endure the followers’ absence for lengthy and that they are going to be allowed into stadiums sooner somewhat than later,” mentioned Ceferin.
“UEFA took a daring resolution when it determined to postpone EURO 2020. However in doing so, we created the area which has allowed home membership competitions throughout the continent to renew, the place attainable, and play to a conclusion. Whereas the sport has suffered big difficulties on account of the pandemic, these blows would have landed a lot tougher if we had not proven management in these early days.”
Because the Remaining Eight tournaments are localised in international locations comparatively unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s hoped some followers will probably be allowed into the arenas.
“I’m delighted that we’re capable of resume virtually all of our competitions. I’m assured that we are going to not should endure the followers’ absence for lengthy and that they are going to be allowed into stadiums sooner somewhat than later.
“I do not know if there will probably be native followers, these from totally different golf equipment or no followers. If the choice was made now it will be with out followers, however video games are in August.”
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