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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin fears 2019-20 season could be lost

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Difficult to gauge when football will be able to return

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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has said 2019-20 season could be lost if leagues are unable to resume by the end of June due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Football across the world has been suspended due to the pandemic, with La Liga confirming on Monday the competition has been halted indefinitely.

Ceferin says UEFA do have plans for the future but much will depend on what happens in the next weeks and months.

“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 also the possibility of ending this season at the start of the next, which would then be postponed, starting a little 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.”

Source | La Repubblica

Mundo Deportivo reported on Saturday that leagues could start again in June and finish in July, with the Champions League then played in August.