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Coronavirus crisis casts shadow over UEFA gathering as play-off Plan B looms

Daniel McDonnell



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Mick McCarthy. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Mick McCarthy. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

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This is a messy situation. Sport will have to be seen to set the right. Stock picture

This is a messy situation. Sport will have to be seen to set the right. Stock picture

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Mick McCarthy. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

One can only hope that UEFA move quicker on formulating a firm policy with regard to the coronavirus than they did to provide clarity on the future of John Delaney. Today in Amsterdam, the Executive Committee of European football's governing body will hold their first meeting since the resignation of the ex-FAI CEO from their top table.

The announcement that he was standing down from UEFA came in January, four months after he officially bade farewell to the FAI although he had been sidelined since April.

With UEFA it was always a matter of when he said his goodbyes rather than if he would be.