UEFA have officially announced that all their competitions, involving clubs and countries in both men's and women's football, have been suspended until further notice. The news came after a video conference with all 55 European associations.
UEFA have announced this Monday in an official statement that the Champions League and Europa League finals have been postponed because of the coronavirus crisis.
Fighting, illegal gambling, foul language and, now, sexism. Joey Barton has criticised women's football and says that it must adapt to different rules because, in his opinion, there is a big technical and physical difference with respect to men.
UEFA announced on Wednesday that the Women's Champions League will change format from the 2021-22 season with the inclusion of a new group stage of 16 teams after the first 2 qualifying rounds.
The UEFA Executive Committee will choose the host of the 2021 Europa League final at a meeting in Ljubljana on Tuesday. The two stadiums in the running are the Sánchez Pizjuan and the Dinamo Arena in Tbilisi. The Champions League final host for the same year will also be chosen, and that is between the Allianz Arena in Munich and the Gazprom Arena in St Petersburg.
Women's football is a bet that's paying off for French club Lyon and their president Jean-Michel Aulas.
Chelsea manager Emma Hayes lamented Swedish referee Sara Persson's "horrendous" officiating after title-holders Lyon knocked the Blues out of the Women's Champions League at the semi-final stage on Sunday.
Lyon will face Barcelona in the Women's Champions League final after overcoming Chelsea 3-2 on aggregate.
The finalists for the Women's Champions League are now known. After Barcelona's historic victory against Bayern Munich, Lyon beat Chelsea by one goal. The French and Spanish clubs will meet in the final in Budapest on 18th May.
Chelsea head into the second leg of their women's Champions League semi-final against Lyon on Sunday still in with a chance of ending the French club's dominance in the competition after a narrow 2-1 defeat in the first leg last week.