UEFA has denied claims that it was told to halt all football games scheduled for this year to 2021 so as to prevent another coronavirus pandemic crisis.
European football governing body( UEFA) has dismissed claims that it was asked to halt football until the end of 2021 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Italian media outlet La Republican had reported on Tuesday that UEFA was issued with the request to suspend the sport end of next year.
UEFA has vehemently denied the claim that it was asked to suspend the sport till next year according to The Independent.
The world health organization (WHO) in a statement has also denied the claim
“This is not correct. WHO never recommended that football should no longer be played until the end of 2021.”
UEFA has plans to conclude the 2019/20 season with hiccups.
The #UEFAExCo today approved a series of guidelines on eligibility for UEFA club competitions in 2020/21.
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— UEFA (@UEFA) April 23, 2020
The domestic league could end early. This is becoming most likely. The Premier League is still planning to restart soccer, but the most recent reports suggest Clubs are aiming to finish the season by 30 June.
A statement from UEFA read: “There was a strong recommendation given to finish domestic top division and cup competitions, but some special cases will be heard once guidelines concerning participation to European competitions in case of a canceled league have been developed.”