UEFA group stages games are scheduled to be played deep in January to complete the fixtures delayed because of the world’s pandemic.
UEFA ratified emergency competition rules on Thursday that allow for seven extra weeks to make up for the games beyond the scheduled sixth and final round of fixtures on December 9. Any game not played by January 28 will be deemed as a 3-0 loss for the team responsible for the failure. The same rules will apply to the Europa League.
Several clubs whose players tested positive for the world’s pandemic had their squad put in isolation. The players had to forfeit the games in the recent weeks during the tightly scheduled qualifying rounds, where there was a little chance to reschedule the games. The court of arbitration for sport upheld UEFA’s decisions.
The draws for the first knockout have been slated for December 14 at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. UEFA will allow time to reschedule the games since the knockout stages will not kick off until mid-February.
UEFA also gave details on how they could pay compensation to a home team if a group game happens on neutral ground because of the travel restrictions imposed by the away team’s home nation. Nonetheless, that won’t directly affect soccer betting activities at Betway and other bookies.
The compensation could be up to ten percent of the fixed amount that UEFA pays to each club that qualifies. The amount is equivalent to £1 445,000 in the champion’s league, and £275,000 for the Europa League. However, those games were not a part of UEFA’s broadcasting deal, which is worth more than 3.25 billion euros for its club competition each season.
Broadcasters were due rebates from UEFA totaling 575 million euros for pandemic disruption and fewer knockout games last season. The UEFA super cup, an annual football match contested by the champions of the continents, two main club competitions. The Europa league and champions league. Initially, the games served as a curtain-raiser to celebrate the new European club season.
This year, the game was allegedly hosted at the Puskas Arena in Budapest, Hungary, which holds a capacity of sixty-seven two hundred and fifteen fans. It will be the first time the venue has hosted the Super Cup, though bets will continue online on bookies like Betway.
UEFA will continue to allow teams to make five substitutions instead of three in each match. According to the European governing body Aleksander, Ceferin will happen for the rest of the season.
Ceferin stated that the rule applies to the champions league and the Europa league plus the nations league and the playoff ties for the euro 2020.
The increase in substitutions was introduced last season to alleviate the burden of players as fixtures built up following the stoppage caused by the disease.
Referring also added that the finals of the 2020 -21 nations’ league would be played in October next year. Countries that had declared interest to host the event include Italy, the Netherlands, and Poland.
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