In a statement, the Malta Football Association announced that although MFA officials were informally contacted with regards the possibility of hosting the UEFA Champions League clash between Juventus and Lyon, which was scheduled for March 17, this has now been ruled out.
With reference to reports in sections of the media about the possibility that the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 match between Juventus and Olympique Lyonnais is played in Malta, the Malta Football Association would like to state the following:
Informal contact was made with Association officials about this matter but in any case, the hypothesis was that it would not be possible for Italian supporters to travel to Malta and that the directives given by the Maltese health authorities must be respected. There has been no development whatsoever since then.
The Association would like to make it clear that this possibility has already been discarded. Furthermore, it is also pertinent to note that only the club concerned and UEFA can make official declarations on the match in question.