UEFA president aleksander ceferin must meet with the delegates of his executive committee during today’s video meeting (from 12.00 a.M.) carefully.
Any wrong decision for the european cup, the schedule from september or the european championship 2020 can have serious consequences. The three main areas of tension at a glance.
In august, the remaining matches in the champions league and the european league will be played centrally in one country at the latest from the quarter finals onwards. Favored to host the europe league: germany with koln as the presumed final venue, dusseldorf, gelsenkirchen and duisburg. Lisbon has an advantage in the royal league. Possible final date of the champions league is the 23rd. August after the semifinals on 18. And 19. August and the quarter finals on 12. Until 15. August. A decision must also be made on how to deal with the eighth finals that are still outstanding in both competitions.
In the champions league, RB leipzig is already in the quarterfinals, FC bayern is about to reach it. Munich still have to play their return match against chelsea FC (first leg: 3:0). In the european league, eintracht frankfurt must make up ground after a 3-0 loss to FC basel and vfl wolfsburg after a 2-1 loss to schachtjor donezk. Bayer leverkusen won the eighth-final first leg at glasgow rangers 3:1.
It remains to be seen whether or not newcomers will be allowed to play in the final tournaments this summer. And because the actual final venues of istanbul (champions league) and gdansk (european league) will then not be on the cards, UEFA was allowed to try and find a balance. In the konigsklasse, however, the finals up to and including 2023 have been awarded – including 2022 to munich.
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP 2020:
After moving the tournament to the summer of 2021 (11. June to 11. July) UEFA must confirm the host cities. Whether all twelve will stay on board is questionable. "With nine cities, everything is settled," said ceferin. The plan for twelve stadiums still stands, but if necessary, "ten, nine or eight" would also do. While munich, where three group matches and a quarterfinal are to take place, has already made its commitment public, bilbao, for example, is considered a shaky candidate. Uncertain also seem the venues rome and baku. A possible bonus for munich: the allianz arena would certainly be a candidate to take over parts of lost venues.
The german national team has been on the road since 19. November 2019 no more game contested – the break could last a little longer. Two matches in the nations league have been scheduled for the beginning of september so far. Germany is expected to play on 3. September against spain and three days later playing in switzerland. Priority must first be given to the playoffs for the european championship. 16 teams are involved in twelve games still to be played for four european championship participants. In october and november, further suspension periods will follow – the nations league may therefore not start until the fall. Always under the condition that there is again freedom of travel as far as possible.