Football | Coronavirus June 24 and 27 were discussed as alternatives
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak in Europe, UEFA have decided to postpone the Champions League and Europa League finals without pencilling in alternative dates.
The two finals were originally set for May 30 in Istanbul for the Champions League and May 27 in the Polish city of Gdansk for the Europa League. The final of the Women’s Champions League due to be held in Vienna has also been postponed.
“As a result of the COVID-19 crisis in Europe, UEFA has today formally taken the decision to postpone the following matches, originally scheduled for May 2020 – the UEFA Women’s Champions League Final; UEFA Europa League Final and Final of the UEFA Champions League,” a UEFA statement read.
“No decision has yet been made on rearranged dates. The working group, established last week as a result of the conference call among the stakeholders of European football, which was chaired by UEFA President, Aleksander Ceferin, will analyse the options available.
“The group has already begun its examination of the calendar. Announcements will be made in due course.”
During the UEFA congress help on March 17, the idea of moving the Champions League final to June 27 and the Europa League final to June 24 was discussed.