By Uche Dozie
Football Writer, kick442.com-Nigeria
European football ruling body UEFA has suspend all club and national competitions in June till further notice due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
The decision was reached after a video conference meeting on Wednesday with the general secretaries of all 55 UEFA member associations.
Matches since March have been put on hold due to the outbreak of the virus. However, with the recommendations made by the working groups created on 17 March, the UEFA Executive Committee had to take a series of decisions.
The body postponed till further notice all national team matches for men and women due to be played in June 2020. Including play offs and qualifying matches.
It also postponed till further notice all other UEFA competition matches, including the centralised international friendly matches.
Besides, the European body cancelled all youth competitions both under seventeen and under nineteen that was suppose to hold in May and July respectively.
They are put forward till further notice as they serve as qualifiers for both the women under seventeen FIFA world cup and FIFA under twenty world cup.
The UEFA Futsal Champions League finals scheduled for April 2020 was also postponed until further notice.
The statement on UEFA’s website states that ”the deadlines related to all 2020/21 UEFA club competitions are postponed until further notice, in particular as regards the admission process and the registration of players. UEFA will set new deadlines in due course.”
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