UEFA cancels youth Champions League due to coronavirus pandemic

EFE Agency

Madrid Spain / 17.02.2021 19:17:38

The Executive Committee of the UEFA made the decision to cancel the 2020-21 edition of the Champions League Juvenil, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and “its effects on the holding of competitions.”

“The committee had initially decided last year to modify the format of the competition and delay its start, but the various measures imposed by health authorities across Europe have continued to evolve since then. Travel restrictions that affect participating clubs they create great difficulties in organizing the matches and two clubs have already withdrawn from the competition “, it is stated in a UEFA statement.

It states that the UEFA Executive stressed “that there is no possibility to postpone the start of the competition any longerand that the health and safety of youth players must be given top priority. “

“Unfortunately, the conditions to resume this international youth competition are not met in the current circumstances, and both the UEFA Club Competitions Committee and the European Club Association were consulted and supported the idea of ​​exceptionally canceling the UEFA Youth League of this season, “he adds.

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