NYON – UEFA prepares for revolution. Conclude the European cups with an unprecedented 4-team play off, to be played in Istanbul and Gdansk, the venues designated for the Champions and Europa League finals respectively; and postpone the European championship to 2021, however asking Fifa to move the Club World Cup scheduled for next year.
The final four is something new for football but it has been normal in European basketball for several years ( see here) .
According to the Spanish newspaper As, this is the hypothesis that UEFA is working on to save the season of European club competitions.
The proposal is expected to be put to the vote at the meeting with the 55 national federations scheduled for Tuesday.
However, UEFA would need to make the non-disputed round of 16 play (including Juve-Lyon, Barcelona-Naples, Seville-Rome and Inter-Getafe) and the quarter-finals in a single game, all in neutral.
Even at first the Lega Serie A had thought about the playoffs to complete the Italian football championship but with the postponement of Euro 2020 they would not be needed.
Serie A could start again in May, there is talk of May 2 to be precise, and should end at the end of June by playing games every two or three days.
In this way, there would be no need to play playoffs and playouts, the verdicts would be issued at the end of the regular season. (source ANSA).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano