The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) said in a report that the European Football Association (UEFA) is studying a proposal to hold the remaining Champions League for a week in the form of a mini-championship, with the final match to be on August 29 in Istanbul.
Almost all football tournaments around the world have been suspended because of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, parallel to the stoppage of the largest leagues in Europe – Europa League and the Champions League – mid 16th round.
The same report showed that UEFA wanted the Europa League final on August 26 in Gdansk, Poland, and three days later the Champions League final would take place in Turkey.
UEFA is examining two options, one of which will be the quarter-finals and the semi-finals of the go and return system in July and August, and this will be possible only with the resumption of the local championships in June.
The second option is to hold the rest of the Champions League with one match system after the end of the local championships for one week.
The BBC explained in the report that the Executive Committee of UEFA discussed the two options at its meeting on Thursday.
The Champions League final was to be held in Istanbul on May 30, with the Europa League final being completed three days earlier.