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​Coronavirus: Uefa consider shortened competitions next season

Uefa may have to shorten its competitions next season as part of a plan to finish the 2019/20 campaign in August due to delays caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, reports, www.sportspromedia.com/.

The proposal is one of several being considered by an emergency working group set up by Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin. The group is examining ways Europe's soccer calendar can be restructured so that its elite club competitions do not have to be cancelled.

Speaking to Italian newspaper La Repubblica, Ceferin said: "Nobody knows when the pandemic will end. We have a plan A, B, or C to restart in mid-May, in June or at the end of June. If then we wouldn't be able to do any of these, the season would probably be lost.

"There is the possibility of ending this season at the start of the next, which would then be postponed and begin later. We're in touch with the leagues, the clubs; there is a working group and we'll see what solution is best for all. We have to wait, like any other sector."

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