Date: 19th March 2020 at 12:00pm
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The Daily Record has reported on UEFA President, Aleksander Ceferin’s comments about how domestic leagues should be decided if fixtures are unable to be completed in the coming months.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a daily barrage of pundits voicing their opinion on what their respective governing body should do to determine the outcome of their league and cup competitions.

Despite cancelling the 2020 European Championships, UEFA would still have little say in what action the SFA and SPFL decide to take in what is the most unprecedented time for the sport since the Second World War.

Ceferin though felt compelled to comment of the recent speculation that they were set to make a decision that would encompass the whole of the continent:

“I’ve seen and heard some again fake news that UEFA will advise leagues to finish the championships now and decide that the winners are the ones who are number one now.

“I can say that it’s not true. Our goal is to finish the leagues and we didn’t recommend anything like that to any association or league.”

There remains a target of the 30th of June to have the various domestic competitions finished, primarily due to the issue surrounding player contracts and the summer transfer window opening the following day but with Scotland likely to face a period of restriction over the next few months and players unable to even train, the SFA and SPFL feel that this date is highly unlikely.

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Football is no further forward than it was a week ago and the Status Quo remains, Scotland’s governing bodies should now be putting into place a range of potential plans depending on how the current scenario is resolved.

With the narrative now being a desire for leagues to be played to be a completion, unfortunately for Hoops fans, despite the inevitability, it doesn’t look like the Scottish Premiership title will be heading to Celtic Park any time soon.

 

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