Most soccer play has been canceled across the globe due to the coronavirus pandemic. Below are some specific suspensions and cancelations according to the official communiques available from the respective sources. For a more detailed listing and updates please see this New York Times post.
Status in UEFA’s soccer competitions:
- UEFA Euro 2020 was postponed and is set to become Euro 2021
- UEFA Champions League: postponed
- UEFA Europa League: postponed indefinitely
- La Liga: suspended for Matchday 28 and 29
- Premier League: suspended until April 4
- Serie A: suspended until April 3
- Eredivisie: suspended until the end of March
- Ligue 1: suspended indefinitely
- Bundesliga: suspended until April 2
- Primeira Liga: suspended indefinitely
For purposes of positive thinking and forward planning, UEFA is hoping the Europa League final will be played on Wednesday, June 24, and the Champions League final will be held on Saturday, June 27, assuming play resumes in mid-April.
Status in CONMEBOL’s soccer competitions:
The Copa Libertadores will be suspended at least until March 21st and CONMEBOL will reassess as events warrant.
The Copa America 2020 will be postponed until June 11 to July 11, 2021.
FIFA to suspend the beginning of 2022 World Cup Qualifiers as many South American teams have players in Europe and most clubs have quarantine policies regarding infections by any one team member which could render players unavailable for the games scheduled for the end of March.
Most soccer leagues are still active in South America, but as days with the pandemic add up some are beginning to suspend and others to cancel outright. As of this writing, Brazil and Bolivia have suspended play until further notice.
Status of CONCACAF soccer competitions:
MLS has suspended play for 30 days while Mexico’s Liga MX suspended the rest of the season. FIFA has rescheduled World Cup Qualifiers.
Status of OFC soccer competitions:
FIFA has rescheduled World Cup Qualifiers. OFC has postponed all tournaments, workshops, training, and courses.
Status of soccer in the AFC:
Asian Champions League matches have been postponed and some have been rescheduled to September. FIFA has rescheduled World Cup Qualifiers.
Status of soccer in the CAF:
Nine countries have suspended football leagues—Ghana, Egypt, Morocco, DRC, Kenya, Gabon, Sudan, and South Africa. FIFA has rescheduled World Cup Qualifiers. Two rounds of African Cup of Nations qualifiers have been postponed.