UEFA want Champions League Final in August as potential calendar put together

UEFA want to complete the Champions League in August – and are considering a mini four-team tournament.

It comes after a video conference call with the 55 national associations to discuss contingency plans because of the coronavirus crisis.

They have pushed for all domestic seasons to be completed by August 3 which means games must be restarted in June – with UEFA insisting that no dates are set in stone.

UEFA’s working group put together a potential calendar which was discussed on the conference call – which included the Football Association’s chief executive Mark Bullingham – to finish all of Europe’s leagues.

The Champions League still has two last 16 ties and the quarter finals to squeeze in, the Europa League is in a similar position and UEFA then want to stage their showpiece finals after the domestic leagues are finished.

That could see a mini four-team tournament take place with the semi finals and finals in Istanbul and Gdansk for the Champions League and Europa League respectively.

UEFA could scrap this year's European Super Cup – the showpiece game between Champions League and Europa League winners – which was due to take place in Porto but is no longer mentioned on the UEFA website.

It is also understood that UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin is determined the games go ahead with fans and remains opposed to having the finals behind closed doors.

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