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Better to play behind closed doors than not at all, says Uefa president

Ceferin warns competitions must be completed by SeptemberUefa also considering postponing FFP for a yearThe Uefa president, Aleksander Ceferin, believes it is a “better option” to conclude this season’s Champions League and Europa League behind closed …

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Clubs risk Champions League exclusion if seasons abandoned prematurely

Uefa, Europe’s leagues and top clubs determined to finish seasonJuly and August finishes are being looked at Uefa and the Europe’s football leagues and top clubs have emphasised their determination to complete this 2019-20 season despite the coronaviru…

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Women’s Euro 2021 in England postponed by a year, says Danish FA

Move widely anticipated amid coronavirus pandemicMen’s Under-21 European Championship also moved to 2022The women’s European Championship, which was due to be held in England next summer, has been postponed until 2022, according to the Danish FA. The m…

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Uefa fears football season unlikely to resume before end of June

Conference calls will set out strategy on WednesdayTalks continue about extending player contractsSenior executives contemplating how to steer football through the unprecedented crisis of Covid-19 are now talking about June being optimistic as a potent…

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How to solve the football season dilemma

Bernard Wilson suggests a way to get round the problems caused by the coronavirus-related shutdown of English footballCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt hardly matters in the grand scheme of things but, in anticipation of a …

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Uefa meeting to discuss options over end of football season

Working groups set up on 17 March and will report backPlayer contracts beyond 30 June one possible sticking pointAll of Europe’s 55 national football associations will hold a video conference with Uefa on Wednesday to discuss the latest proposals for h…

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Current football season could be lost, warns Uefa’s Aleksander Ceferin

Failure to resume seasons by June could end 2019-20 campaignGames could go behind closed doors but not European finalsCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageAleksander Ceferin, the president of Uefa, has warned that the current …

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Football faces endless conundrums when the game finally restarts | Ed Aarons

The coronavirus crisis has instilled a spirit of unity among football’s leaders – but the sport’s calendar has been shreddedAs Gareth Southgate put it so eloquently, this is hardly the moment for football to take centre stage. Yet after a week in which…

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Football faces endless conundrums when the game finally restarts | Ed Aarons

The coronavirus crisis has instilled a spirit of unity among football’s leaders – but the sport’s calendar has been shreddedAs Gareth Southgate put it so eloquently, this is hardly the moment for football to take centre stage. Yet after a week in which…

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Football’s leaders put squabbles aside to strike heartening tone in a crisis

As the coronavirus crisis deepened this week, it was heartening to see Uefa, Fifa and others show some leadershipCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageIn normal times, last experienced in Britain only a week ago, it might have …

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Premier League and EFL working to help crisis-hit clubs, says FA

Chief executive Mark Bullingham aware of impending struggle‘We are having lots of conversations with stakeholders’The Football Association is working with the Premier League, EFL and the government to consider how help can be provided to clubs falling …

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Premier League and EFL working to help crisis-hit clubs, says FA

Chief executive Mark Bullingham aware of impending struggle‘We are having lots of conversations with stakeholders’The Football Association is working with the Premier League, EFL and the government to consider how help can be provided to clubs falling …

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Cursed Euro 2020 might just give us what we need next year | Barney Ronay

The 1950s idealism behind the European Championship has been replaced by a ludicrously distended tournament – but celebration and collectivism could re-emerge at Euro 2021 The lamps are going out. They will be lit again across Europe – 15 months from …

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Euro 2020 postponed for a year by Uefa because of coronavirus crisis

Tournament was due to be held from 12 June to 12 JulyAim is play it in 2021 and finish club competitions this summerCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThis summer’s European Championship has been postponed until the summer of 2…

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Euro 2020: what will Uefa’s video conference realistically decide?

Restarting leagues across Europe is still an unknown but a definitive decision to cancel Euro 2020 is expectedUefa called the video conference last Thursday forTuesday to discuss football’s response to the coronavirus crisis, with all 55 of Europe’s fo…

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Uefa searches for a plan at crisis talks with layoffs on the horizon

Euro 2020 likely to be postponed for a yearHead of players union warns ‘jobs are on the line’The “unprecedented crisis” facing British and European football because of coronavirus could result in serious economic consequences with insolvencies and layo…

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Uefa searches for a plan at crisis talks with layoffs on the horizon

Euro 2020 likely to be postponed for a yearHead of players union warns ‘jobs are on the line’The “unprecedented crisis” facing British and European football because of coronavirus could result in serious economic consequences with insolvencies and layo…

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Italy considers splitting 2019-20 Serie A campaign over two seasons

Twelve rounds still remaining amid coronavirus outbreakFederation chief backs calls for Euro 2020 to be postponedSee all our coronavirus coverageThe president of the Italian football federation, Gabriele Gravina, has said the 2019-20 Serie A campaign c…

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Sport’s role as the great distraction reluctantly cancelled but it will be back | Barney Ronay

The beauty, the grace, the basic pleasure of these gaudy entertainments will remain unaffected though help needs to go to everyone, not just the loudestAnd, breathe. Preferably, it goes without saying, into a vacant space. At the end of a week when the…

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Football shuts down because of coronavirus – video report

The Premier League, Football League Women’s Super League and Scottish leagues have suspended all matches until the weekend of 3-5 April in response to the coronavirus pandemic.Across Europe, Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A and France’s Ligue 1 and the…