Champions League final: UEFA consider August 29 for final

UEFA consider August 29 for final

UEFA is considering proposals which would see the final of the Champions League being played on August 29, three months later than it had originally been scheduled.

The Champions League final was supposed to happen at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul on May 30.




Under one of the new proposals which UEFA will talk about next week, the final would be moved to Saturday, August 29 without a change in venue.

The Europa League final which was set to be played in Gdansk on May 27 could now be moved to Wednesday, August 26.

UEFA is looking at two different options for restarting the European club competitions.

If domestic campaigns restart in June, UEFA hopes it may also be possible to play European club matches at the same time.

But if they are delayed, it is more likely that European club matches would start after domestic seasons have finished.

The Premier League will meet again on Friday to discuss how to end the campaign and it is reported that an increasing number of teams want the season concluded by June 30 because of player contracts.




That brings the possibility for the UEFA Champions League being played as a ‘mini-tournament’ in August. Manchester City and Chelsea are still in the competition, while Wolves, Manchester United and Rangers are still in the Europa League.

UEFA’s proposals will be talked about at its Executive Committee meeting on Thursday.

JB

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