UEFA suspends the Champions League until further notice due to a coronavirus pandemic

UEFA bowed to the inevitable on Wednesday and suspended everything Champions League & European league soccer games until further notice due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The European football governing body also said that all the national team games scheduled for June have been postponed, including playoff games for Euro 2020 , which moved to 2021.

The finals of Europe's elite Champions League competition, second-tier European league & Women's Champions League , all of which were scheduled for May, had already been postponed.

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While most leagues in Europe hope to finish their domestic seasons once restrictions on movement & social contact are lifted, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said last week the season could be lost if play does not start by the end of June.

Wednesday's video conference call of UEFA 's 55 member associations included a broad ranging discussion on the crisis & what options might face the game in the coming weeks.CoronavirusCoronavirus

A source, who was part of the call, said that although no decisions were made, given the uncertainty about the timing for the pandemic, it was understood that the longer it takes, the higher the priority of completing the national seasons.

One possibility on the table at UEFA, in case of a long delay into the summer, is to complete the European club competitions with a mini-tournament, such as a 'final four'.

UEFA 's executive committee also decided to give clubs more time to complete the club licensing paperwork for next season & suspended the provisions that demand clubs provide future financial information.