UEFA suspends Financial Fair Play requirements for 2020/2021 campaign


UEFA announced a series of updates today in regards to the future of football in the continent.

Europe’s football governing body announced a variety of updates following a video conference with the general secretaries of all 55 UEFA member associations and recommendations made by the working groups created on 17 March.

The UEFA Executive Committee took a series of decisions that include the following:

– All national team matches for men and women due to be played in June 2020 are postponed until further notice. This includes the play-off matches for UEFA EURO 2020 and qualifying matches for UEFA Women’s EURO 2021

– All other UEFA competition matches, including the centralised international friendly matches, remain postponed until further notice.

– The deadlines related to all 2020/21 UEFA club competitions are postponed until further notice, in particular as regards the admission process and the registration of players. UEFA will set new deadlines in due course.

As for club licensing and financial fair play matters, UEFA revealed, “The Executive Committee reiterated its full commitment to club licensing and Financial Fair Play and agreed that the current exceptional circumstances necessitate some specific interventions to facilitate the work of member associations and clubs”.

“It supports the proposal to give member associations more time to complete the club licensing process, until the admission process for next season’s UEFA club competitions has been redefined”.

“As a result of the increasing uncertainty generated by the ongoing extraordinary events, the Executive Committee also decided to suspend the club licensing provisions that relate to the preparation and assessment of clubs’ future financial information. This decision applies exclusively for participation in the 2020/21 UEFA club competitions”.

It remains to be seen how these measures will, if at all, impact Roma — first, though, the Italian football federation must decide if the remainder of the 2019/2020 campaign will be completed or if it will be annulled.

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