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Champions League decider set for August


The Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul

The Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul

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The Ataturk Stadium in Istanbul

UEFA is reportedly working on plans to play the 2020 Champions League final on August 29.

The coronavirus pandemic has put football and the sporting world on hold, leaving competitions such as the Champions League and Europa League in a state of limbo.

European football's governing body, UEFA, is due to meet on April 23 for further discussions on how to complete the 2019/20 campaign.

It's becoming increasingly likely that the domestic league could finish early. The Premier League are still hopeful of resuming but latest reports suggest clubs want the season finished by June 30.

However, the Daily Telegraph claims the idea is still to finish the season as a whole by the end of August, with all outstanding games played.

The report also states the Champions League final at Istanbul's Ataturk Stadium would happen on the final Saturday of August, with the Europa League final in Gdansk three days earlier (August 26).

There have been discussions about provisionally playing the Champions League quarter-finals on July 28/29.

Belfast Telegraph