Thursday 12 March 2020
Italian reports said that the European Football Association (UEFA) suggested to Roma and Inter Milan clubs to withdraw from participating in the current European Championship.
UEFA had to postpone the matches of Rome and Inter Milan against Seville and Getafe in the European League, due to the restrictions imposed by Spain on traveling to and from Italy after the Corona epidemic broke out across the country.
The Italian newspaper Il Messaggero claimed that European Union President Alexander Severin wanted to complete the European Champions League and European League and to preserve the hopes of holding European nations (Euro 2020), by asking the Italian teams to withdraw from completing their competitions in the round of 16.
The newspaper continued, pointing out that the request of the President of UEFA was met immediately by the Italian teams.
It is worth noting that Juventus and Atlanta are participating in the Champions League, and the Bianconeri will meet Lyon next Tuesday amid the possibilities of postponing the match, while Atlanta decided to qualify for the quarter-finals after the victory over Valencia.