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UEFA Postpones 2019-20 Season Deadlines

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The football governing body has suspended the nations league and deadlines for European club qualification.

The decision of the host of the European Championship 2024 Photo by Soeren Stache/picture alliance via Getty Images

With football on hold, UEFA today took steps towards ensuring the various European 2019-20 seasons could be completed when they indefinitely postponed all currently scheduled international competitions as well as the European qualification deadlines for club sides.

That means that whenever the situation allows games to begin again—likely behind closed doors to begin—there will be no concerns about, for example, the previously scheduled Nations League games in June, as those matches have now been officially put on hold.

Suspending the current deadlines for club qualification for Europe is a further signal that the 2019-20 season, in England and elsewhere, could extend past June 1st. However, on that front there is the possibility UEFA could be looking at setting an August 3rd deadline.

Though European football’s governing body says that as of today no final date for wrapping up the current season has been determined, the Dutch FA today released a statement referring to an August 3rd UEFA deadline for completing their 2019-20 domestic campaign.

Such a deadline, if it is an accurate reflection of UEFA’s plans, official or otherwise, would likely mean a mid-June restart date at the latest in order for the Premier League to complete the 2019-20 season in full.