BREAKING NEWS: Champions League and Europa League finals postponed
- The Champions League and Europa League finals will not take place as scheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic, UEFA has announced.
UEFA has formally announced the postponements of the Champions League and Europa League finals due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Champions League final had been due to take place on May 30 in Istanbul, with the decisive Europa League encounter scheduled to be contested in Gdansk three days earlier.
However, those games, along with the Women's Champions League final - originally allocated for May 24 in Vienna - will now be played at later dates.
The decision is no surprise, with the vast majority of club football in Europe having been put on hold due to the spread of the virus.
A working group, established last week following a conference call between the stakeholders of European football, is to analyse the available options for fulfilling the fixtures.
In a statement confirming the postponements, UEFA said the working group had already begun its examination of the calendar.
Published 23 Mar 2020, 23:32 IST