UEFA to meet next week to decide plans for 2019/20 Champions League and Europa League

The UEFA Executive Committee will hold its next video conference meeting in two parts on 17 and 18 June, covering the conclusion of the 2019/20 Champions League and Europa League, as well as looking ahead to next season’s competitions.

All European competition was suspended indefinitely in March, with both the Champions League and Europa League frozen at the last 16 stage.

The Premier League, La Liga and Serie A are scrambling to restart and restart the domestic season in the coming weeks, while Germany’s Bundesliga has been back in action since May.

The domestic leagues are meant to finish by the end of July and the thinking is that UEFA will hold a mini-tournament at the same venue in August to complement the European competitions.

As things stand nothing has been officially confirmed in terms of venues or exact but Lisbon is the much-rumored destination for the final round of the Champions League, while Frankfurt is likewise one to wrap up the Europa League. has emerged as a potential destination.

UEFA will discuss all this and more next week and hopefully some decisions will be reached, particularly regarding the completion of the Champions League and Europa League.

Both the 2019/20 Champions League and Europa League, starting with how to finish in the round of 16 and then determination for the rest of the competition, are on the agenda for the first part of the executive committee meeting on 17 June.

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UEFA will also discuss this season’s implications and knock-on effects for the qualifying stage, play-offs and group stage for the 2020/21 Champions League and Europa League.

The remainder of the 2019/20 Women’s Champions League, which reached the quarter-final stage before all European competition was suspended, as well as how the 2020/21 calendar now looks in light of the crisis.

The remaining 2019/20 UEFA Youth League schedule, an update on national team competitions, including the postponed Euro 2020 (2021) schedule and venues, the delayed Euro 2020 play-offs and the replay of the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League. The schedule, as well as the calendar and format of junior competitions are also on the agenda for the June 17 meeting.

On June 18, the second day of the two-day agenda, UEFA’s Executive Committee will discuss the draw procedure, club licensing and financial fair play regulations, as well as UEFA’s heading guidelines for the 2022 World Cup qualifying draw.

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