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UEFA threaten leagues with European competition ban if they void season

FifPro General Secretary Jonas Baer-Hoffman explains covid-19's financial impact on even the biggest clubs.
Gab Marcotti explains why UEFA needs to make a ruling on player contracts if the season is extended.
Gab Marcotti reacts to the news that UEFA has suspended all European competitions "until further notice."
Julien Laurens and Craig Burley break down Thomas Tuchel's standing at PSG and who could replace him in Paris.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has said that leagues that end early without permission due to the coronavirus pandemic could face a European competitions ban next season.

Belgium became the first European top-tier league to cancel the rest of its season on Thursday, with Club Brugge crowned league champions. The decision came hours before UEFA, the European Club Association and the European Leagues umbrella group sent a joint letter to their members saying it was of "paramount importance"...

European football mulls July, August restart; stopping leagues 'last resort'

Julien Laurens explains why Belgium ending their season due to the coronavirus could impact other league decisions.
Jon Champion spells out reasons why clubs and the Premier League want to complete the season.
Jon Champion delves into Juventus' wishes to not accept the title should the Serie A season be cancelled.

European football, currently at a standstill because of the coronavirus, is focusing on a restart in July and August with clubs and leagues being told that stopping competitions should "really be the last resort."

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UEFA, the European Club Association and the European Leagues umbrella group sent a joint...


UEFA suspends Champions League, Europa League and Euro 2020 qualifying playoffs indefinitely

Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens ask whether UEFA were right to suggest the season could already be over.
Julien Laurens joins Dan Thomas to discuss the big UEFA meeting on Wednesday and its possible implications.
Jon Champion says there are $900 million reasons why the Premier League wants to finish the season.

UEFA indefinitely suspended the Champions League, Europa League and Euro 2020 qualifying playoffs on Wednesday as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

After a meeting two weeks ago, UEFA and its 55 member associations had still hoped to complete all games by June 30, when player contracts expire. 

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Coronavirus: Champions League fate up for discussion on Wednesday

Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens ask whether UEFA were right to suggest the season could already be over.
Craig Burley says he has "no idea" how the Premier League will resolve the Champions League race.
Julien Laurens thinks because of Liverpool's 25-point lead, they should be anointed Premier League winners.
ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti explains the financial impact behind postponing UEFA competitions.
Julien Laurens explains why UEFA has set a hard deadline of June 30 for leagues to conclude their seasons.


UEFA will discuss the fate of this season's Champions League in a video conference meeting on Wednesday following an admission by Aleksander Ceferin, the president of European football's governing body, that this season could be "lost" if competitive action does not resume by the end of June.

Having agreed to postpone Euro 2020 for 12 months during a similar video conference on March 17, UEFA formed a working group involving representatives from national associations and clubs in an effort to find...

Coronavirus: UEFA Champions League final postponed indefinitely

ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti explains the financial impact behind postponing UEFA competitions.

The 2019-20 UEFA Champions League final has been postponed indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak, UEFA announced on Monday.

The final of Europe's elite club competition had been scheduled for May 30 at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul.

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UEFA also announced the postponement of the UEFA Women's Champions League final and the Europa League final, both originally scheduled...