UEFA through President Aleksander Ceferin has revealed that the European body has plans in place to finish the current Champions League campaign.
In an interview with beIN Sports, Caferin said the Champions League and Europa League competitions might happen behind closed doors.
“We have a concrete plan for finishing the European season. Of course, this summer we will have to play without spectators at the stadiums. I think the majority of leagues will finish the season. The ones who will not, it’s their decision.
"But they will still have to play qualifiers if they want to participate in the European UEFA competition," Caferin said.
On the logistics of how a resumption will work, Ceferin added: "We have an idea but we have to wait for the executive committee of UEFA to confirm the dates. I can say that the European season will be finished, if everything is as it is now, in August. As things look now, I’m sure… that we can finish the European season and this means UEFA competition.
“The national leagues are a separate thing and they will decide separately how they want to proceed. But as I said before, I think at least 80 per cent will finish the season.
“For now, it looks as though the calendar will not be affected much, especially the calendar of UEFA competitions. The calendar is very dense, so we don’t have much space to change things.
“Football brings positive energy. It’s easier to be home if you can watch sports! So I think it’s great cooperation between the German league and the German government. I hope, and think, they will be very successful."
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