Premier League teams face UEFA Champions League axe if season is void

Premier League teams face UEFA Champions League axe if season is void

- Premier League teams could be axed from the Champions League next season

- EPL clubs risk not participating in Europe’s elite competition if their season is declared void

- Some clubs have reportedly shown interest for the suspended season be cancelled

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The effect of the dreaded coronavirus on football activities in Europe could take a new turn as English Premier League clubs may be barred from the UEFA Champions League if the suspended season is declared null and void, SunSport reports.

Top four Premier League teams Liverpool, Manchester City, Leicester and Chelsea are currently billed for the elite competition, but with City’s ban from European competitions, fifth-placed Manchester United also have a chance.

However, some Premier League clubs have reportedly shown interest for the 2019/20 season to be abandoned because of the threat coronavirus has brought to the world.

And should that happen, it means Liverpool will not be crowned the Premier League champions despite their efforts so far this season.

According to journalist, Chris Williams, UEFA may bar English teams from European competitions if they declare the season null and void.

Williams tweeted: “Source at Uefa : leagues who void seasons could find it difficult to nominate UCL and UEL reps, especially if other leagues complete their comps.

“Non-completion could lead to non-qualification, could be seen that teams did not qualify if voided, brings coefficient issues also.”

There are 92 games left to the end of the season with teams having 9-10 games each left to the end of the season. The Premier League was billed to restart on April 3, it was later moved until May.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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