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UEFA Considers Postponing Champions League, Europa League Over Coronavirus Outbreak

UEFA is considering suspending the Champions League and Europa League, due to the threat of coronavirus, a report in Spain has said.

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Several sporting events across the world have been postponed already, due to the outbreak.

The Italian government, on Monday, announced that all sporting activities in the country has been suspended, including the Serie A, until at least April 3, 2020.

Champions League and Europa League fixtures have already been affected, as Wednesday’s last-16 second leg tie between Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund in France will be played behind closed doors.

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Also, Barcelona’s tie against Napoli next Wednesday will also be played behind closed doors.

Wolves’ Europa League fixture against Olympiacos in Greece on Thursday has also been placed under the same restrictions.

According to CAT Radio, UEFA is now considering the option of suspending both club competitions, once the latest round of fixtures have been completed.

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As it stands, the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals are due to be played on April 7 and April 8, with the return legs meant to be played the following week.

The first leg of the semi-finals are scheduled to be played on April 28 and April 29.

The first legs of the Europa League round-of-16 ties will be played on Thursday, while the return legs are scheduled for next week.

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The quarter-final first legs are due to take place on April 9, with the return legs to be played on April 16, 2020.

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