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Season Will Be ‘Lost’ If Coronavirus Pandemic Extends Beyond June – UEFA Chief

A photograph taken on March 17, 2020 reveals the Olympic stadium in Rome, with statues from the Marbles stadium (Stadio dei Marmi) within the foreground. Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP


The pinnacle of UEFA stated European soccer leagues have been nonetheless taking a look at all choices and never ruling out ending this season — if the coronavirus pandemic subsides.

“We could start again in mid-May, in June or even late June,” Aleksander Ceferin informed Italy’s La Repubblica every day.

Any time after that and “the season will probably be lost,” he stated.

The concept of your complete season merely being cancelled stirs panic in followers of golf equipment similar to Liverpool — on the cusp of lifting their first title in 30 years.

Ceferin didn’t say when UEFA will subject a ultimate ruling and careworn that consultations with the primary leagues and golf equipment have been nonetheless underway.

“There is also a proposal to end this season at the beginning of the next one and then start the next one a little later,” stated Ceferin.

The Slovenian added that he personally opposed the thought of holding massive matches behind closed doorways.

Belarus stay the one European nation nonetheless enjoying soccer within the face of a pandemic that has formally claimed round 28,000 lives worldwide.

Italy suspended its Serie A season on March 9.

Its world-leading toll from the novel coronavirus formally stands at 9,134.

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