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UEFA to decide on Women’s Champions League conclusion

The executive committee will announce a plan on June 17th

Arsenal Women v SK Slavia Praha - UEFA Women’s Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg Photo by Linnea Rheborg/Getty Images

Although Arsenal Women’s domestic 2019/20 season has mostly been concluded, the Gunners are still in two outstanding cup competitions: The Women’s FA Cup and the Women’s Champions League. Arsenal are in the quarter-final in both competitions, which are likely to resume ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.

UEFA will announce key dates and details that will be decided during a meeting of the Executive Committee, which next meets on June 17th. Much like the men’s competition, it is reported that there will be a one-off single legged quarter-final and semi-final that will be hosted in Spain, with the competition resuming in August. The Women’s Champions League hasn’t seen a match played since October.

Of the eight teams remaining in the Women’s Champions League, only Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg are playing right now. PSG, Arsenal, Barcelona, and Atlético Madrid saw their seasons ended, and Glasgow City’s season, which takes place during the summer, has not yet started.

It remains to be seen how player departures and arrivals will be handled by UEFA. Arsenal have already seen four players—Katrine Veje, Louise Quinn, Pauline Peyraud-Magnin, and Emma Mitchell—depart the club, and a similar number will be brought in. Whether these players are eligible for the competition will require a delicate balance, as player movement is frequent in women’s football; Lyon may see the departure of Alex Greenwood, Lucy Bronze, and Dzsenifer Marozsán, among others.