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UEFA 'fully committed' to stage UCL in Lisbon despite Covid-19 fear

Jul 01, 2020 12:20 IST

European football's governing body UEFA are fully committed to staging the remainder of the Champions League in Lisbon in August, despite several suburbs of the city preparing to go back into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The quarter-finals, semi-finals and the final of the competition will all be held as single-leg fixtures in Lisbon between 7th to 23rd next month. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin also had a video conference with Portugal's Prime Minister Antonio Costa to discuss plans for the 8-team mini-tournament. Last Thursday, the Portuguese government said that those people living in the affected areas of the capital which do not include downtown Lisbon, would be allowed to leave home only to buy essential goods, or to travel to and from work. The measure will be in place from 1st to 14th July and will then be reviewed.