Football: Uefa prize money to be cut for five years due to Covid-19 fallout, says report

(REUTERS) – Champions League and Europa League prize money will be reduced over the next five seasons, as Europe's football governing body Uefa grapples with the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, The Times of London has reported.

Uefa has informed its member associations that it lost £514 million (S$903.7 million) following the reduction in both television and sponsorship income after delays in the knockout stages last season, the report said.

The two competitions were suspended in March when the pandemic wreaked havoc on the global sporting calendar and resumed only in August after the top leagues in Europe wrapped up their respective seasons.

The knockout phase was staged behind closed doors at neutral locations and each round's tie was also reduced to a single fixture instead of the usual home-aRead More – Source




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