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One of the options for continuing the seasons in
the Champions League and the Europa League became known.
It is reported that UEFA is preparing a revolutionary formula to determine the winner of the European competition against the backdrop of the coronavirus epidemic.
One idea is to adopt the Final Four format, which is used in other sports, such as basketball and handball. Its essence is the holding of a decisive stage with the participation of four teams in the Olympic system and in a single-match format in a predetermined city for several days.
It is planned to resort to the “final four” format. Four teams that reach the semifinals will compete for the title in two semifinals and in one final match. Three Champions League matches will be held in one city, in Istanbul, which was supposed to host the traditional Champions League final on May 30.[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5AV-8y7tnk” align=”center” title=”Champions League 2019 final”][vc_column_text]In 2020, such mini-tournaments would be held in Istanbul and Gdansk . The cities that were selected as the venues for the final matches of the Champions League and the Europa League, respectively.
UEFA may resort to the format of the “Final Four”. The project will be put to a vote on Tuesday at the organization’s summit.
Giorgio Marchetti, director of international competition under the auspices of UEFA, is due to present this proposal to representatives of the organization’s 55 member associations during a video conference on Tuesday March 17th. The plan will be put to a vote.
However, at the moment, the main priority of UEFA is the completion of the matches of the 1/8 finals of the European Cups and the organization of quarter-finals. It is likely that the quarter finals will be played in a single-match format.
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