UEFA chief Ceferin confirms ‘three plans’ to deal with coronavirus fallout

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has provided three different options on how to handle the remaining football fixtures.

The coronavirus pandemic has seen football campaigns in Europe be postponed until further notice, but the clock is ticking on the upcoming 2020/2021 season, which is set to begin in August.

Now Ceferin has outlined three different approaches as to how to handle the remaining games of the season.

He said: “We don’t know when this pandemic will end, but we have a plan A, B and even C. We are in contact with the Leagues, with the clubs, there’s a working group. We have to wait, like any other sector.

“[We could] start again in mid-May, in mid-June or at the end of June.

“There is also the proposal to end this season at the start of the next, which would then be postponed, starting a little later.

“We will see what the best solutions for the different Leagues and clubs are.

“If there are no other alternatives, it would still be better to conclude the championships. I can say that I don’t think about the European Cup Finals behind closed doors."

The president conceded that the season is 'probably' lost if things can't get back underway by the end of June – but stressed that everyone's health must be a priority.

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