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UEFA to meet Tuesday to discuss Champions League, Europa League

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UEFA have confirmed that they will hold a meeting next Tuesday to discuss European competitions amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Widespread reports have suggested the Champions League and UEFA Europa League will be suspended, while there are also doubts over EURO 2020.

Here’s what UEFA have had to say:

“In the light of the ongoing developments in the spread of COVID-19 across Europe and the changing analysis of the World Health Organisation, UEFA has today invited representatives of its 55 member associations, together with the boards of the European Club Association and the European Leagues and a representative of FIFPro, to attend meetings by videoconference on Tuesday 17 March to discuss European football’s response to the outbreak. Discussions will include all domestic and European competitions, including UEFA EURO 2020.”

Source | UEFA

Barcelona are currently scheduled to play Napoli in the second leg of their last 16 tie next Wednesday behind closed doors at the Camp Nou.

Yet it’s really difficult to see the game going ahead and the competition continuing.

Juventus defender Daniele Rugani has tested positive for coronavirus, while the Real Madrid squad is in quarantine.

La Liga announced all top-flight football in Spain has been cancelled for two weeks, and it’s likely Europe’s top competition will also be disrupted.