COVID-19 testing for UEFA leader will allow trophy presentations

The organization’s leaders will be tested before leaving for the first match and at regular intervals in between, as required by the local authorities.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin.   -  Getty Images

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin will undergo testing for the coronavirus that will allow him to present the Champions League trophy to the winners.

Ceferin and general secretary Theodore Theodoridis will be tested two days before the finals of Europe’s three club competitions this month so they can hand over the medals and trophies, UEFA said Monday.

Some competitions during the pandemic have seen players collecting their own medals, including at the FA Cup final in England.

In men’s soccer, the Champions League final is in Lisbon, Portugal on August 23 — two days after the Europa League concludes in Cologne, Germany. The Women’s Champions League final is on August 30 in Bilbao, Spain.

The organization’s leaders will be tested before leaving for the first match and at regular intervals in between, as required by the local authorities concerned, UEFA said.

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