Champions League, Europa League set to be concluded July/August

Champions League, Europa League set to be concluded July/August

- Champions League and Europa League will be concluded despite the present pandemic

- It is understood that stakeholders are looking to complete the competition between July and August

- A video meeting will be held by the European governing body and their associations to make the decision

The Champions League and Europa League tournaments are reportedly set to be moved to July and August after the competition have been postponed indefinitely, reports claim.

International friendlies and Euro 2020 playoffs have also been shifted until Autumn to make way for the current 2019-20 campaign to end.

All matches across Europe have been suspended due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic and it is unknown when teams will get back into action.

But according to the Independent, the European governing body are looking to end the Champions League season even if matches are played behind closed doors.

Independent also claimed that canceling the current campaign is now reportedly 'off the table' with UEFA and the European leagues committing to completing the current campaign.

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A video conference meeting will be on Wednesday, April 1, regarding the issue and other pressing needs like the transfer window and players' contracts.

It is understood that organizers of the Premier League have discussed and agreed that the English top-flight division must be completed.

This could lead to both the Champions League and Europa League to be played in empty stadiums despite the present setback.

But Sportsmail claimed that English clubs who are still in European club competitions have serious reservations about resuming continental games this season.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Pape Diouf, former Marseille president has passed on due to complications from Coronavirus.

The 68-year-old has been under watch in his native home in Senegal after showing various symptoms of COVID-19. He eventually died when his family were about to take him from Dakar to France for further treatment.

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Ligue 1 side Marseille made a statement on their official Twitter handle on the passing away of Diouf: "Olympique de Marseille learned with great sadness of the death of Pape Diouf," the statement read.

Legit.ng also reported that Pep Reina had the biggest scare in his life when he contracted the deadly Coronavirus claiming he was running out of oxygen.

The Aston Villa shot-stopper is currently recovering from the illness after testing positive to the symptoms a few days back.

The 37-year-old who is presently on loan from AC Milan further explained that he felt like a truck had driven over him.

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Source: Legit

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