In the coming week should UEFA take a position as to how the remaining matches in the Champions League and Europa League to be settled.
A working group have for some time looked at different scenarios, and here up to pentecost the plans were sent out to the relevant stakeholders in european football.
Ekstra Bladet learns that the most likely scenario is that all the remaining matches in the two tournaments will be held in just one country. And the plan is that all matches must be played in august, when the national tournaments are over.
The european elections will, in all probability, the game in Germany. The germans were among the first who resumed the beautiful game after coronapandemien, and the germans have the necessary stadionkapacitet. In addition, the germans also seem to have good track of coranaen. Which you can't say about all the european countries.
Therefore, UEFA will avoid that teams must fly the length and breadth of the european continent to play returopgørene. The european fodboldledere will not out in a situation where the teams because of the infection can have players sitting in quarantine at the various destinations.
FC Copenhagen therefore does not get the pleasure of home in their showdown in the Europa League against Turkish Istanbul Basaksehir. The Danish champions lost the first showdown 12. march in Istanbul 1-0. It was a match in the 1/8-finals and, incidentally, with lots of spectators on the battens. Turkey took a long time to take coronavirussen seriously.
Winner FCK managed and turn the turks out, can there be at least two additional matches in Germany, unless UEFA decide that the matches from the quarter finals onwards to be settled with just a showdown.
But they are hardly. UEFA and medlemsnationerne desperately need the TV money, as the fighting in the CL and the EL casts of themselves.
As the plans are right now, all matches played without spectators. In order to avoid contagion is the idea, that teams must be flown in private jets, play fighting, and then fly home again.
the Champions League final was originally set to be played in Istanbul. UEFA is currently negotiating with the turks to find a way to compensate them on, when the struggle moved to Germany.
The same applies with the final of the Europa League, which was supposed to be played in Gdańsk in Poland.
UEFA will thus do everything to get the game for the two tournaments to end, but it provides some serious challenges for the clubs, which has many players who have either his contract or who are newly subscribed to the new season.
Usually happens these shift when the national tournaments ends, but everything is turned upside down because of coronapandemien. Thus, there is no thing, which is to be negotiated.
another challenge is the huge load, the players will be exposed for the coming months. First, the national leagues are run through in record time, and so follows the european showdown. We have already seen many injuries in the few leagues that have resumed, and the expectation/fear is that we are going to see even more rsi.
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