Will the Champions League final this season take place in August?

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin confirm the date August 3rd, 2020 as the deadline for organizations C1 Cup final this season.

UEFA has decided to indefinitely postpone such tournaments as the Champions League, Europa League and Euro 2020 play-offs in the context of the outbreak of COVID-19 in Europe.

The Covid-19 epidemic caused sports tournaments in almost every country to be postponed, with European football leagues heavily affected. Many of the top European leagues have to be postponed indefinitely and the Euro 2020 finals must leave until next summer. European clubs, therefore, have more time to play.

Both the Football Association of countries as well as UEFA want to end the current season at the end of June 2020, but this goal is increasingly considered impossible because the disease is still very complicated throughout Europe.With Ceferin’s statement, the results of the C1 and Europa League trophies this season could be canceled if these tournaments cannot be completed by early August 2020.

The UEFA president also said he is studying the necessary changes in the knockout stages of the C1 and Europa League cup. “Both the C1 Cup and the Europa League must end no later than 3/8. We are in an unusual situation and have to be flexible about the timelines. If the disease calms down sooner, we can start earlier”.

In a letter to European clubs, UEFA President Ceferin, European Club Association President Andrea Agnelli and European Tournament Association President Lars-Christer Olsson stressed not to cancel the results of the European leagues. “It is necessary to have a strong general agreement on the schedules because the end of the current season must be consistent with the time of opening the new season. Based on close monitoring of the disease, the team discusses and schedules will determine as soon as possible, ideally by mid-May 2020, which plans can be implemented to complete the season. This tournament does not make any tournament slow progress”.