UEFA and leagues around Europe are committed to finishing
the current season and that voiding it is not an option, according to a report.
Sports across the globe have been suspended as countries
look to curb the spread of Covid-19 and few expect the Premier League to return
UEFA has invited the leaders of its 55 national member
associations to take part in a video conference on Wednesday to receive an
update from working groups set up on March 17 in the wake of the Covid-19
One working group 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.
West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady called for the Premier
League season to be declared void in her Sun column after football was
originally suspended until 3 April due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Rio Ferdinand recently agreed that it would be the best
course of action, while Tottenham striker Harry Kane thinks a deadline should
be set to restart the season.
And now The Independent claims that 'all parties are fully
aligned with the English view that the campaign must be completed' with voiding
the campaign 'off the table'.
The report adds: 'There is also now an acceptance that the
Champions League final – the showpiece of the entire European calendar – will
take place in front of an empty stadium, along with the Europa League final.
'UEFA has set up two working groups to find solutions to the
crisis – one on league logistics, the other on financial matters – and the
reasons for the stance on completing 2019/20 are the exact same as in England:
financial; sporting integrity; the mass complications that come with ending
seasons prematurely and also the knock-on effect on the many jobs connecting to