There will be no UEFA Youth League this season. The continental organisation informed of the definitive cancellation of the 2020-21 edition after several delays and difficulties with restrictions.
"The UEFA Executive Committee has decided to cancel the 2020/21 edition of the UEFA Youth League due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its effects on the staging of competitions", the statement said.
Despite the round of 32 being drawn three weeks ago, it was impossible to set a date for its start and travel, due to territorial restrictions, was particularly difficult at these levels.
This is what UEFA stated: "The committee had initially decided last year to amend the format of the competition and to delay its start, but the various measures imposed by health authorities around Europe have continued to evolve since then"
"The travelling restrictions affecting participating clubs create major difficulties for organising their matches and two clubs have already withdrawn from the competition", they continued.
"The UEFA Executive Committee stressed that there is no possibility to further postpone the start of the competition and that the health and safety of youth players must be given highest possible priority", UEFA said.
Standout matches today