UEFA confirm Champions League, Europa League and EURO 2020 changes

The European Footballing government UEFA have announced their plans to resume the Champions League and Europa League on Wednesday. The UEFA also unveiled their plans with the postponed European Championships, which will be held in 2021. The UEFA confirmed that the original format of EURO 2020 will be followed next year, with all 12 original venues to host games.

Champions League

The last few games in the round of 16 of the Champions League will be played in Portugal or played in the original venues, depending on the coronavirus rules of the country.

From the quarter final and on the matches will all be played in Portugal, with the Estadio da Luz and Estadio José Alvalade stadiums being picked as venues. Major difference is that the two legged encounters are skipped and there will only be one game between the teams.

The fixtures will take place from 12 to 23 August. A draw to decide the fixtures will take place on 10 July.

Europa League

In the Europa League, all remaining games will be played across four cities in Germany: Duisburg, Gelsenkirchen, Düsseldorf and Cologne.

Last 16 ties where the first leg wasn’t played will see the clubs meet in Germany for a one-legged fixture. The ‘final eight’ format in the Europa League will take place over 11 days from 10-21 August.

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