The European body in Charge of footballing activities across Europe, UEFA Suspends
Champions League and Europa League games due to coronavirus Pandemic ravaging on a
The announcement was made via a press release which reads: “In the light of
developments due to the spread of COVID-19 in Europe and related decisions made by
different governments, all UEFA club competitions matches scheduled next week are
“This includes the remaining UEFA Champions League, Round of 16 second leg matches
scheduled on 17 and 18 March 2020; all UEFA Europa League, Round of 16 second leg
matches scheduled on 19 March 2020; all UEFA Youth League, quarter-final matches
scheduled on 17 and 18 March 2020.
“Further decisions on when these matches take place will be communicated in due course.
“As a consequence of the postponements, the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa
League quarter-final draws scheduled for 20 March have also been postponed.
“UEFA yesterday 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 a video conference meeting on Tuesday 17 March to discuss European football’s response to the outbreak.”