COVID-19: Champions League and Europa League suspended

In this series of articles, we track the impact of COVID-19 on sporting events around the world.

As the global outbreak of COVID-19 continues, we will be publishing – and updating – a series of articles looking at how the pandemic is impacting various sporting events. You can find all the updates on the impact of the coronavirus on various sporting events around the world here.

Last updated: 13 March 2020 at 12:12 (SAST).

More to follow…

All matches in Uefa competitions, including the Uefa Champions League and Uefa Europa League have been suspended, it was announced on Friday. In a statement, Uefa said that further discussion and decisions on when the matches take place will be communicated “in due course”.

It means that the quarter-final draws scheduled for 20 March have also been postponed.

“In the light of developments due to the spread of COVID-19 in Europe and related decisions made by different governments, all UEFA club competitions matches scheduled next week are postponed,” part of the statement read.

Affected matches include: the remaining UEFA Champions League, Round of 16 second leg matches scheduled on 17 and 18 March 2020; all UEFA Europa League, Round of 16 second leg matches scheduled on 19 March 2020; all UEFA Youth League, quarter-final matches scheduled on 17 and 18 March 2020.

Champions League and Europa League status: Suspended until further notice.

Default image
Staff Reporter