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UEFA announce all of next week's Champions League and Europa League ties postponed

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The scenes outside the Parc des Princes in Paris last Wednesday during the Champions League clash between PSG and Borussia Dortmund. Photo: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

The scenes outside the Parc des Princes in Paris last Wednesday during the Champions League clash between PSG and Borussia Dortmund. Photo: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

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The scenes outside the Parc des Princes in Paris last Wednesday during the Champions League clash between PSG and Borussia Dortmund. Photo: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

All matches in UEFA competitions, including the Champions League and Europa League, will not take place next week due to the coronavirus, the governing body has announced.

UEFA said further decisions on when the matches will take place "will be communicated in due course".

The organization, that regulates European soccer, announced the decision in a website statement on Friday morning.

Affected matches include the remaining Champions League round of 16 second leg matches planned for March 17 and 18. The quarter-final draws of both competitions have also been pushed back from the planned date of March 20.

On Thursday, the administrative body invited representatives of its 55 member associations to a video conference meeting on March 17 to discuss European football's response to the outbreak.

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