KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: Leaders of the European football federation UEFA will meet next week to assess the latest state of the game’s competitive standstill after the coronavirus pandemic swept across the continent.

The European Championship finals have been postponed to next year while UEFA’s club competitions have been suspended indefinitely and several of its age-group tournaments have been cancelled altogether.

A possible August 29 date has been considered for an eventual Champions League Final.

Senior directors of national associations and leagues in different countries have largely applied guesswork to dates for a resumption, at least behind closed doors initislly.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin have said that the priority is restarting national leagues and reaching conclusionns this summer to enable a new season to commence in the autumn.

However a growing number of leagues and clubs have started to think seriously about winding up the seasonal competitions halted last month.


The UEFA Executive Committee will meet via videoconference next Thursday 23 April for an update meeting to discuss the latest developments regarding the impact caused by the coronavirus outbreak on European football.

This meeting will follow an information session for the General Secretaries of UEFA’s 55 member associations on Tuesday 21 April.The meetings will look at developments across both domestic and European competitions.

Further communication will be made, if necessary, following the meeting of the UEFA Executive Committee.