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UEFA to discuss plans to finish Champions League and Europa League

UEFA To Discuss Plans To Finish Champions League And Europa League

UEFA is set to begin discussions on how the Champions League and Europa League will be completed.

The European football body will hold an executive meeting on Wednesday to discuss the way forward.

The BBC reports that Portugal and Germany will be confirmed as hosts for a ‘final eight’ knockout tournament of both competitions.

Meanwhile, Spain is likely to also host the Women’s Champions League, but there are reportedly divided opinions over how the outstanding last-16 ties in the men’s competitions be resolved.

As it stands, clubs may be forced to give up home advantage in their last-16 second-leg ties of the Champions League and Europa League.

Also, the last-16 Champions League and Europa League ties that are yet to start will be played as one-off games in Germany.

Reports suggest UEFA could agree at Wednesday’s meeting to hold the Champions League final in Lisbon on 23 August, with the Europa League final likely to be held in Cologne on August 21.

Another issue to be discussed by UEFA is the qualifying system for the 2020-21 club competitions.

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