Coronavirus: UEFA denies World Heath Organisation has recommended ban on all sport until 2021
Last Updated: 22/04/20 12:10pm
UEFA has categorically denied that the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended to them this week that all international competition should be suspended until the end of 2021.
A UEFA spokesperson said: "This is not correct. WHO never recommended that football should no longer be played until the end of 2021."
The WHO is acting as the lead United Nations (UN) body that advises a number of sporting federations during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The WHO was instrumental in advising the IOC and Tokyo 2020 organisers to postpone the Olympic Games this summer for a year. It also provided advice for UEFA ahead of their decision to postpone Euro 2020 by 12 months.
Sky Sports News has contacted the WHO for comment.
Serie A teams agree season should be completed
Italy's 20 Serie A teams have unanimously agreed they should try and complete the 2019-20 season.
This week's talks included a reference to 'special cases' should some leagues want to finish their season early.
UEFA will produce guidelines to determine qualifiers for UEFA competitions in those leagues that cannot finish the season.
Sky Sports News has been told no league which has qualification to the Champions League and Europa League asked UEFA for permission to end their season early during Tuesday lunchtime's call.
Cancelling leagues without UEFA's approval could see clubs prevented from qualifying for European competitions, as they are determined by final positions in domestic standings.