All Champions Leagues Games To Be Played In Lisbon Says UEFA. UEFA is planning to play all Champions League knockout games in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.
Sky Italia reports that the final will be played August 23, following 12 days of matches. However, UEFA’s executive committee must agree on the plan on Wednesday, among a series of decisions to reschedule international soccer, after COVID-19 disrupted the global sports calendar.
The final is likely to take place on a rare Sunday at Benfica’s Stadium of Light. It was originally to be played on Saturday, May 30 at Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul.
Semifinals will be split between the Stadium of Light and the home stadium of Sporting Lisbon close by on August 18-19. Four quarterfinals are planned on consecutive nights from August 12-15.
Four places in the last eight are yet to be decided and UEFA’s executive panel will reach a decision on scheduling second-leg games that were postponed in March.
Those games could also go to Lisbon. The games can also be played without fans in the home stadiums of Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Manchester City.
The UEFA Executive Committee will hold its next video conference meeting in two parts, on the afternoon of Wednesday 17 June from 12:00 to 15:00 and on the morning of Thursday 18 June from 09:00 to 11:00 CET.
Among the main points on the agenda of the first day of the meeting are:
Update on club competitions
• 2019/20 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League – round of 16 onwards and related determinations
• 2020/21 UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League – qualifying phase, play-offs and group stage
• 2019/20 UEFA Women’s Champions League – quarter-finals onwards
• 2020/21 UEFA Women’s Champions League – calendar
• 2019/20 UEFA Youth League – calendar for the remaining phases
Update on national team competitions
• UEFA EURO 2020 venues and match schedule
• UEFA EURO 2020 play-offs and 2020/21 UEFA Nations League group stage – rescheduling
• 2019–21 UEFA European Under-21 Championship – calendar and format
• 2019/20 UEFA European Women’s Under-17 Championship and UEFA European Under-19 Championship – calendars and formats
• Update on futsal competitions
The main points on the agenda of the second day of the meeting are:
• 2022 FIFA World Cup – qualifying draw procedure
• Club Licensing and Financial Fair Play regulations
• UEFA Heading Guidelines
An online press conference, attended by UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin, is scheduled to take place following the conclusion of the first day of the UEFA Executive Committee, starting at approximately 15:30 CET. The press conference will be streamed live on UEFA.com.
Please note that there will be no press conference on the second day of the meeting; all decisions will be communicated through an official media release.