Uefa consider turning Champions League into one-week tournament with final on August 29 - reports

Europe's top club competition and the second-tier Europa League have been halted due to the coronavirus pandemic

The remainder of the Champions League could be condensed into a one week mini-tournament with the final taking place on August 29 as Uefa looks at options to combat the scheduling issues set to be brought on by the coronavirus lockdown, according to reports.

Football, as with most sports around the world, has been brought to a standstill by the Covid-19 pandemic, with all major European leagues suspended and the Champions League stalled in the middle of its round of 16.

European football's governing body, Uefa, wants the Europa League final to be held in Gdansk on August 26 and the Champions League final played three days later in Istanbul, the BBC have reported.

Uefa is considering two options, one of which is to hold the Champions League quarter-finals and semi-finals across two legs in July and August. This would only be possible if domestic leagues restarted in June.

The second option is to play the remaining Champions League ties as one-off fixtures after the end of the domestic seasons and could see the remainder of the competition played out over the course of a week.

Both options would be discussed at Uefa's Executive Committee meeting next Thursday, the report added.

The Champions League final was originally scheduled to take place on May 30 and the Europa League final was due to be held three days earlier.

Updated: April 17, 2020 09:09 AM

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