European Leagues body shows solidarity with UEFA as football’s comeback accelerates

June 19 – If the Covid-19 crisis has had one beneficial effect on European football, it is perhaps that fact that the various stakeholders have pulled together for the common good.

The European Leagues umbrella group, which represents all the major leagues across the Continent, says efforts to resume the domestic seasons should not be taken lightly in the face of fierce challenges posed by the coronavirus.

“The European Leagues believe that the sound cooperation shown by football stakeholders during the current emergency period represents a milestone on which to build the future of professional club football,” the group said in a statement.

“The Leagues welcome the recent decisions taken by the UEFA Executive Committee which reflect the hard work jointly performed by the football stakeholders during the current emergency.

“The revised calendar consensually agreed for the rescheduling of postponed matches is allowing to complete the current season for both domestic and European club competitions and to find agreement on match scheduling for next season for both club competitions as well as for National team football.

“The Leagues support the temporary financial and regulatory measures which provide to clubs certain flexibility during this crisis while ensuring their economic commitments and financial obligations as foreseen by the current licensing regulations.”

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