Uefa has announced the suspension of the Champions’ and the Europa league matches over Covid-19, which the World Heath Organisation confirmed as a pandemic on Wednesday.
The European organisation that governs all European football competitions announced on Friday, 13th March that all the matches scheduled for next week hade been postponed.
In a statement on its website, Uefa Champions League said: “In the light of developments due to the spread of Covid-19 in Europe and related decisions made by different governments, all Uefa club competition matches scheduled next week are postponed.
“This includes the remaining Uefa Champions League, Round of 16 second leg matches scheduled for 17th and 18th March 2020; all Uefa Europa League, Round of 16 second leg matches scheduled on 19th March 2020; all Uefa Youth League, quarter-final matches scheduled on 17th and 18th March 2020.
Further decisions on when these matches take place will be communicated in due course.
“As a consequence of the postponements, the Uefa Champions League and Uefa Europa League quarter-final draws scheduled for 20th March have also been put off.”
The outbreak of this novel disease has halted many sports across the world.
According to World Heath Organisation, 125,000 cases of the disease have been reported from 118 countries and territories.
There are still 77 countries and territories with no reported cases, and 55 countries and territories that have reported 10 cases or less.