The Champions League this season could be decided in a ‘Final 8’ World Cup style tournament in Lisbon. UEFA are due to meet on June 17 to decide how to finish the Champions League and Europa League tournaments this season, after the COVID-19 crisis brought football to a halt.

Both the Champions League and the Europa League are due to restart in the first week of August, after domestic league and cup competitions across the continent are completed.

Originally, the Champions League was due to end in a final in Istanbul, with the Europa League finishing in Gdansk.

But now Istanbul is set to withdraw for financial reasons - and the plan, which will be voted on on June 17, is for the Champions League to be completed in a behind closed doors mini-tournament.

It would start possibly with eight teams, so the quarter finals, semi-finals and final will all be played in Lisbon, with the final taking place on August 29.

There were four remaining round of 16 games to play before the outbreak of COVID-19, and it is yet to be decided how they will be resolved.