UEFA will demand that league leaders are declared champions if domestic competitions need to be canceled, according to Spanish outlet AS.
AS has reported that today’s call with the 55 member nations will most likely see Euro 2021 postponed. This will be to clear some space in the summer to finish off the domestic competitions.
However, if there comes a point where that can’t happen and the current health crisis drags on – UEFA want their federations to name their leaders the champions.
That would see Celtic achieve their ninth consecutive Scottish Premiership crown. Yet, perhaps more importantly, it likely rules out a null and void verdict.
Whilst the SFA/SPFL will have the final say regarding what happens to their league, you can’t see them going against whatever UEFA demands of them. Not when they’re asking European football’s governing body for direct entry into next year’s Euro competitions (Daily Record)
Federations want UEFA to give them guidance
AS have also reported that even though the final decision would be made by the domestic federations, they’re all hoping for guidance from UEFA on what to do next.
Scottish football is one of many countries that has suspended football indefinitely. There seems to be no return date in sight due to the current pandemic sweeping the world.
But for Celtic, what’s important is that a null and void verdict isn’t even taken into consideration. If that proves to be the case, then the Hoops will be delighted.
And UEFA’s current stance is likely the one the club would like the most. Postponing the Euros and giving us a chance to end the title races around Europe in the summer would be for the best. That way there could be no debate over whether the champions have a legitimate claim to the title.
Then again, it’s also good to know that even if we can’t finish the season, we still have a fallback of potentially being declared champions regardless.
Rivals Rangers yesterday released a desperate statement bemoaning the idea of Celtic being declared the league champions. Fortunately, it looks like it’s fallen on deaf ears.