KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: European federation UEFA has died that its president, Aleksander Ceferin, had indicated an early-August  deadline ???.

UEFA has a working group assessing possible options once the European continent has emerged from the coronavirus crisis can make little or no meaningful progress because the spread has impaced different countries at different times and prompted different restrictive responses.

A priority is the resumption of domestic competition which leaves a vast questionmark hanging over the current season’s European club competitions which have been suspended indefinitely.

A UEFA statement said:

“It has been reported that UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin told ZDF in Germany that the UEFA Champions League must finish by 3 August.  This is not true.  The president was very clear not to set exact dates for the end of the season. 

UEFA is currently analysing 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 primary priority of all the members of the working group is to preserve public health. 

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