UEFA has suspended both Champions League and Europa League matches until further notice owing to the Coronavirus pandemic.
All the foreign matches in June, including the Euro 2020 play-offs involving Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland, as well as qualification matches for the Women’s European Championships in 2021, were called off.
The Champions League, the Europa League and the Women’s Champions League matches, all set for May, have all been postponed.
The governing body of European football made the announcement on Wednesday following a meeting with its 55 member associations via video conference.
UEFA has postponed the final game of the European U17 Championship set for May 2020 and the competitions of the European Women’s U19 Championship expected to take place in July of this year.
According to the Independent UK, UEFA wishes this season to be over before the start of another that might also have the Champions League final held behind closed doors. They have suggested on Wednesday that the cancelation of the 2019-20 season is also officially ‘off the table’ with UEFA and the European clubs dedicated to finishing the present competition.
The governing body will conduct another video conference where preparations for the end of the season will be addressed, as well as concerns relating to player contracts and the transfer deadline.