UEFA videoconference on Wednes...


UEFA videoconference on Wednesday to discuss plans for season

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The heads of UEFA's 55 member associations will convene a videoconference on Wednesday (April 1) to discuss potential plans for finishing the season. 

European football's club competitions are suspended along with the vast majority of national leagues across the continent due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The likes of Germany, Italy and England have all banned football until April 30 at the very earliest.

Earlier this month, UEFA established two working groups to look at matters arising from the pandemic shutdown.

The first consists of "representatives from UEFA, leagues and clubs" with their remit "to examine relevant calendar matters and devise solutions allowing for the resumption and/or conclusion of the current season in a coherent manner."

While the second group has additional player input with the task of assessing "the economic, financial and regulatory impact of the COVID-19 outbreak and propose measures to help mitigate the consequences of the pandemic."

Italian FA President Damiano Tommasi fears the Serie A season is already over, such has been the impact of the virus in the country.

While it's reported the Premier League could go to radical lengths to get its season completed.

Miguel Delaney wrote on Monday that the outstanding 92 games in England's top division could be played en masse, behind closed doors, in a "TV mega event" during the summer months.

A UEFA statement reads:

UEFA has invited the General Secretaries of its 55 members associations to a videoconference on Wednesday 1 April at midday to share an update on the progress made by the two working groups that were created two weeks ago and to discuss options identified with regards to the potential rescheduling of matches.

The meeting will look at developments across all UEFA national team and club competitions, as well as discussing progress at FIFA and European level on matters such as player contracts and the transfer system.

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