The Federation defends the decision to prematurely end the league

first_img“Since participation in UEFA club competitions is determined by the sporting result achieved at the end of a full national competition, ua premature termination would cast doubt on the fulfillment of said condition “, related a letter signed by UEFA and the European Club Association (CEA).Nevertheless, the Belgian football association (KBVB) has explained the reasons for making the decision of definitive cessation of the league this season: for public health and economic reasons.Too told UEFA that they did not agree with the approach that forces the leagues to continue their season during the current general health crisis, with the threat of being excluded from next season’s European competitions.“Both the KBVB and the Jupiler Pro League are strong supporters of European football solidarity. ANDIt is precisely from this solidarity that our representatives advocated a policy that would allow us to face this situation while respecting the specific context of each league, “he said in a statement. He also added that the parties planned to speak again next week.Most professional clubs in Belgium had advocated cancellation of the season due to increasing economic costs, without receiving income in exchange. Belgian football defended this Friday their decision to end the season in a call with UEFA, after the governing body It threatened countries that do not attempt to complete their leagues with a ban on international competitions.The Jupiler Pro League canceled the rest of the season on Thursday, which was discontinued last month due to the coronavirus pandemic. Bruges was declared champion, while a five-person working group was created to decide the theme of relegation, promotion and places in European competitions next season.But the Jupiler Pro League was warned almost immediately when UEFA told its member associations that it was of “paramount importance” that competitions, including national leagues, were decided on the field and that definitely stopping “really should be the last resort.” It seemed to suggest that, where the competitions were not ended, the clubs involved could not be included in European competitions next season.last_img

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