Aleksander Ceferin, UEFA president, admits the possibility of playing games behind closed doors until the end of the season, so that it is possible to finish all domestic and European competitions by August 3.
"We have several plans for the resumption of European competitions, but on August 3 it will all have to be over. At this moment we are dependent on national governments and, honestly, I think the best solution will be to play behind closed doors, with television," he said. , to the German channel "ZDF".
UEFA's top manager also admits that European competition matches may have to be played on the same dates as the internal matches, if necessary. However, Ceferin recognizes the possibility of not playing again.
"The Champions League and the Europa League are due to end on August 3rd. We are in an exceptional context and we must be flexible. We can play on the same dates as the local leagues, even at the same time. We have different plans for the restart of the Champions League. and the Europa League in May, June or July or there is also the possibility that we will not be playing again. If the authorities do not allow us to play, we cannot do it ", he ends.
European football is on hold – except in Belarus – due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has already infected more than half a million people on the European continent.