Europe's leagues have resolved to complete their remaining fixtures by June 30 after the suspension of all football due to coronavirus pandemic.
Football across the continent has been shut down due to outbreak with domestic leagues and the Champions League and Europa League all suspended.
Euro 2020, which was set to take place from June 12 to July 12, has been postponed by 12 months, freeing up the summer months should the situation improve. In a statement released on Tuesday, European football's governing body said that: 'A working group composed of representatives from UEFA, leagues and clubs will be immediately established to examine relevant calendar matters and devise solutions allowing for the resumption and/or conclusion of the current season in a coherent manner.' There is growing concern that the season could be declared null and void with government guidelines suggesting the impact of coronavirus is still to get far worse.
But with the suspension of English football expected to be extended beyond the current date of April 3, and with nine or 10 matches still to be played for each team, it seems unlikely the English top flight will be able to be completed by UEFA's proposed end-of-June deadline.
To ensure this season’s Champions League and Europa League competitions are completed and next season’s competitions start at the normal time of the year, UEFA needs Europe’s leagues to restart together.
With soaring temperatures in a number of European countries through June, July and August, it would potentially be too hot to play then, which is why UEFA wants the season to be over by the end of June.