27 July 2020

Women’s Champions League knock-out rounds could be moved if Spain’s coronavirus spike continues

UEFA could move the knock-out rounds of the Women’s Champions League from Spain if the spike in coronavirus cases in the country continues.

The quarter-finals, semis and final are all currently billed to take place in Bilbao and San Sebastian from August 21-30. Lyon, Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, Glasgow City, Vfl Wolfsburg, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona are the teams left competing for the trophy.

A recent easing of lockdown restrictions in Spain has seen a sharp rise in new cases but officials insist it is under control and that the new cases are isolated. 

The Government controversially announced at the weekend that travellers from Spain will have to quarantine for two weeks on arrival in the UK.

When UEFA were deciding how to conclude the men’s touurnament, they reserved the right to change venues depending on the evolving coronavirus situation. It is understood the same rule applies for the women’s competition.

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