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UEFA postpone next week’s Champions League, Europa League matches

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Coronavirus mitigation efforts continue

Paris Saint-Germain v Celtic FC - UEFA Champions League Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

UEFA’s piecemeal approach to COVID-19 coronavirus mitigating continues with the official announcement this morning that next week’s Champions League, Europa League, and UEFA Youth League matches have all been indefinitely postponed. The draws for the next rounds of those competitions, the quarterfinals, that were set to take place next Friday have also been, obviously, postponed.

These postponements include Chelsea’s match against Bayern Munich that was scheduled for Wednesday but was already set to take place behind closed doors. It’s a sign of how quickly this thing continues to escalate that just a few days after that decision was announced, the match has now been completely canceled instead.

There is currently no information on when and how these games, not to mention the rest of this season’s European competitions (including Euro 2020 this summer) will be played, or if they will be played at all.

UEFA have called a meeting of all 55 member associations and other stakeholders for Tuesday (March 17th), during which those decisions will hopefully be made and announced.