The Covid-19 epidemic is taking place very complicatedly in Europe, which has caused major tournaments in the old continent such as the Premier League, Champions League or Europa League to be postponed.
In addition to the massive economic losses, postponement of tournaments could change the plans for this season. Most likely the tournaments will not be able to schedule in time, so that the players focus on playing at Euro 2020. Even if the situation is more serious, the results of some tournaments can be canceled.
Champions League or Europa League is the prestigious tournament of UEFA. Therefore, of course, the organization does not want the tournament to be postponed or canceled. They even want the Champions League final in Istanbul to be held on time on May 30 or the Europa League final in Gdansk.
Therefore, according to a source from the Mirror, UEFA is considering conducting the two tournaments according to the extremely bold plan. Specifically, in the quarterfinals and semi-finals, the clubs will probably play 1 round, instead of 2 turns as before.
Expected, on March 17, UEFA will include this proposal in the meeting of 55 Union members. Members will vote to find the final decision. Of course, no club wants to “knock out” in such a harsh way but this is also considered a viable option in the situation when the outbreak of Covid-19 broke out.
Meanwhile, UEFA is also considering whether to host Euro 2020. In a recent statement, the agency confirmed that there was no plan to postpone Euro 2020. Instead, if one of the 12 organized cities could not overcome the pandemic, they would find another city to host instead.