The 2020/2021 season edition of the UEFA Youth League, which features the U-19 teams of qualified clubs scheduled to begin has been cancelled this season as confirmed by the executive committee.
They said the following in a communique confirming the decision: “The committee had initially decided last year to amend the format of the competition and to delay its start,” “But the various measures imposed by health authorities around Europe have continued to evolve since then. The travelling restrictions affecting participating clubs create major difficulties for organizing their matches and two clubs have already withdrawn from the competition”.
The Executive committee added that the Club Competitions Committee and European Club Association has been consulted before this exeptional decision taken.
It has been explained that the Covid-19 situation couldn’t allow for the continuation of the league due to the various travel restrictions imposed by countries and that the health of the players is the outermost concern of them.
Raul’s Real Madrid side are the current holders of the league title.