Qualification for Champions League, Europa League to be decided on “sporting merit”


Competitions proposing to end their season early should supply ‘legimate’ premises for doing so.

UEFA states its member national associations should follow “objective, transparent and non-discriminatory” concepts to choose which clubs need to complete in the 2020-21 Champions League and Europa League if they can not finish their seasons.

It worried that competitions proposing to end early should supply “legitimate” premises to do so.

UEFA specifies those legimate premises as an official order from federal government or other authority forbiding sporting occasions, or a failure to play on due to overwhelming financial issues and where to do so would threaten the long-lasting financial stability of the competition worried.

The #UEFAExCo today authorized a series of standards on eligibility for UEFA club competitions in 2020/21

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— UEFA (@UEFA) April 23, 2020

UEFA still suggests its national members objective to total the 2019-20 season if at all possible.

A fixtures working group is taking a look at 2 situations– in the first the European club competitions would run in parallel with domestic action, as they carry out in regular scenarios, or in the second domestic matches would be finished prior to continental competition reboots in August.

In the event that a competition can not be finished in full, the first choice of UEFA’s executive committee after that would be for a reboot “with a different format in a manner which would still facilitate clubs to qualify on sporting merit”.

This recommends it would be keen to see play- off matches happening amongst teams in the mix for European locations if that is useful, however playing the full rest of the season is not.

UEFA’s medical sub-group is working together with the European Leagues umbrella group and the European Club Association to connect the work currently done by national leagues on procedures for a safe return to training and match action.

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