Lisbon coronavirus spike leaves Champions League under threat

  • Friday 03, July 2020 12:22 AM
  • Lisbon coronavirus spike leaves Champions League under threat
Sharjah 24 – AFP: Nearly four months after it was suspended, UEFA's plans to complete the Champions League in Portugal are once again under threat from the coronavirus, even if the organisers themselves insist there is "no Plan B".
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin claimed Tuesday following a meeting with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa that there was no need to make alternative arrangements to the planned "final eight" straight knockout format for the quarter-finals onwards, with all games set to take place in Lisbon.

Costa himself said that "all measures are being taken to ensure that we will host this tournament in a safe and secure manner".

However, the ongoing health situation in Portugal casts some doubt on those pronouncements.