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UEFA Break Silence On COVID-19 Ahead of Tonight’s Europa League Games

UEFA Break Silence On COVID-19 Ahead of Tonight’s Europa League Games

UEFA has broken its silence on COVID-19 ahead of tonight’s Europa League games.

Rangers will be involved in this evening’s matches, going up against Bayer Leverkusen in the first leg of their last-16 Europa League clash at Ibrox.

The club’s supporters liaison officer has already insisted that the game is ‘not at risk’ of being played behind closed doors.

But a lot could change between now and then, with the government chairing a COBRA meeting with a view to moving into the ‘delay phase’ of dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak.

UEFA have now issued a statement on their official website confirming that they will invite all of their member associations to a meeting on March 17th to determine how they deal with the current situation.

Yet there’s no real mention of what will happen to tonight’s game.

Per uefa.com, their statement read: “In the light of the ongoing developments in the spread of COVID-19 across Europe and the changing analysis of the World Health Organisation, UEFA has today invited representatives of its 55 member associations, together with the boards of the European Club Association and the European Leagues and a representative of FIFPro, to attend meetings by videoconference on Tuesday 17 March to discuss European football’s response to the outbreak.

“Discussions will include all domestic and European competitions, including UEFA EURO 2020.

“Further communication will be made following those meetings.”

So it looks like it may be business as usual this evening, with fans currently set to be in attendance for the game across the competition.

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