Options for Champions League and Europa League

There could be Champions League and Europa League games at the weekend in order to get the tournaments completed this season, with potential Finals on June 27 and 25.

Euro 2020 and the Copa America have now been postponed until next summer, giving all the club tournaments time to conclude after the suspension for the coronavirus pandemic has been lifted.

A statement from UEFA, the European Club Association, European Leagues and FIFPro Europe committed to getting all the club competitions finished by June 30.

It included a point on “possible limitations or drops of current exclusive calendar slots, potentially resulting in the scheduling of domestic league matches in mid-week and scheduling of UEFA club competitions matches on weekends.”

According to multiple reports, the hopeful plan is to play the Europa League Final in Gdansk on June 25 (rather than the previously-set May 27), with the Champions League decided in Istanbul on June 27 (rather than May 30).

Sky Sport Italia suggest there are several potential options for these competitions to reach a regular conclusion, but it seems frankly unlikely that the campaign will resume by April 14 or 28.

There could be a rapid-fire formula imposed on the final stages of the competition to get the trophy assigned within two weeks, should the delay stretch on into June.

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