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UEFA calls Wednesday video conference to discuss fixture solutions

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UEFA have called a meeting on Wednesday to help plot European football’s path through the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that has caused fixture issues.

UEFA has invited the leaders of its 55 national member associations to a video conference starting at 11am UK time to receive an update from working groups set up on March 17 in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.

One section is looking at how the 2019-20 fixture calendar can be completed, while the other was focused on economic and regulatory issues such as adjustments to player contracts and transfer windows.

UEFA took the decision to postpone Euro 2020 until the summer of 2021 at that March 17 meeting, alongside a commitment to completing domestic and European club competitions by June 30.

That target now looks even optimistic and there is still uncertainty regarding how this season will end.

A statement on UEFA’s official website on Monday read:

“UEFA has invited the general secretaries of its 55 member associations to a video conference on Wednesday April 1 at midday to share an update on the progress made by the two working groups that were created two weeks ago and to discuss options identified with regards to the potential rescheduling of matches.”

“The meeting will look at developments across all UEFA national team and club competitions, as well as discussing progress at FIFA and European level on matters such as player contracts and the transfer system.”

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin also recently accepted that the current season could be scrapped if football doesn’t resume by the end of June.