Oaxaca.- The UEFA Executive Committee decided on Wednesday the cancellation of the 2020-21 edition of the Youth Champions League due to the coronavirus pandemic and “its effects on the holding of competitions.”
“The committee had initially decided last year to modify the format of the competition and delay its start, but the various measures imposed by health authorities across Europe have continued to evolve since then. The travel restrictions that affect participating clubs create great difficulties in organizing the matches and two clubs have already withdrawn from the competition ”, stated in a UEFA statement.
It also indicates that the UEFA Executive stressed “that there is no possibility of postponing the start of the competition any longer, and that the health and safety of youth players must be given top priority.”
“Unfortunately, the conditions to resume this international youth competition are not fulfilled in the current circumstances, and both the UEFA Club Competitions Committee and the European Club Association were consulted and supported the idea of exceptionally canceling the UEFA Youth League of this season ”, it is added.