UEFA denies August 3 deadline to complete Champions League

LONDON: UEFA has denied that there is a deadline of August 3 to complete the Champions League this season after a report by the German station ZDF quoted the body president Aleksander Ceferin saying that the competition had to be finished by that date.

It has been reported that UEFA President, Aleksander Ceferin told ZDF in Germany that the UEFA champions league It must end before August 3. This is not true, said a statement from the governing body of European football.

The president was very clear about not setting exact dates for the end of the season.

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Soccer leagues in Europe and beyond have been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Champions League has stalled with the round of 16 still to be completed.

UEFA is currently analyzing all options to complete domestic and European seasons with the European Club Association and the European Leagues in the working group set up on 17 March, the UEFA statement said. The primary priority of all the members of the working group is to preserve public health.

After that, it is to find calendar solutions to complete all competitions. Options to play matches in July and August if necessary are currently being studied, depending on restart dates and permission from national authorities.