UEFA wants to ‘Complete Champions League in AUGUST … and is considering a four-team mini-tournament to determine the winner’ as they aim to end the European season amid a corona virus crisis
- The football calendar has been turned upside down due to the coronavirus crisis
- The euro has been delayed by one year to try to complete the current campaign
- UEFA has come up with plans to try to end the current European season
- The governing body wants the Champions League to be completed in August
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UEFA has reportedly set a calendar to try to finish the Champions League in August and is considering a four-team mini-tournament to end it.
Both the Champions League and the Europa League have been postponed, as there is currently no return date in the pipeline due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which has decimated the football calendar.
But according to the MirrorUEFA has put together a calendar to close the European season after a video conference call with the 55 national associations to discuss contingency plans.
UEFA aims to complete the current Champions League campaign in August
There are also reportedly plans by UEFA to end the Europa League in August
The governing body has reportedly called for completion of the domestic campaigns by August 3, meaning games should start again by June.
In the Champions League, two last-16 positions have yet to be determined and the quarterfinals must also be played, while the Europa League is in an equally alarming position.
And UEFA is desperate to hold both finals of the league after the domestic seasons have played.
Aleksander Ceferin has a tough job getting the European season back on track
This could potentially lead to a mini four team tournament in Istanbul and Gdansk respectively to discover the winner of both the Champions League and the Europa League.
The UEFA Super Cup, played between the winners of both competitions, is said to be dropped.
And finally, it is clear that UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin wants the matches to continue with the fans present and is against the idea of playing games behind closed doors.