German Bundesliga leaders are contemplating tough choices ahead of Monday's meeting in Frankfurt which is expected to confirm a suspension of play until early next month.
Bayern Munich honorary president Uli Hoeness says "there is no handbook" on what to do next to deal with the coronavirus emergency and called on football to be patient.
"We finally have to face reality. We have to wait four weeks, drive everything down to zero. Maybe we'll have to stop playing football in October," he said on Sport1 television on Sunday.
Hoeness' comments came on a weekend which has seen the Bundesliga, like other major leagues in Europe, suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Monday's meeting of the 36 clubs in the top two divisions (DFL) at a Frankfurt airport hotel will be both crucial and futile. Matters must be discussed urgently but decisions, beyond in the shortest-term, cannot be made.
Although the DFL board has recommended a Bundesliga suspension until April 2, Berlin's Bundesliga clubs are facing a longer delay after a ban by city authorities.
Berlin is now banning all public and private events with more than 50 people until at least April 19 in an attempt to stem the spread of the coronavirus.
That would affect Union Berlin's home matches against Mainz on April 4 and Schalke on April 18, and Hertha Berlin's game against Augsburg on April 11.
"I think this meeting is important. But almost nothing can be decided," Hoeness said.
While Hoeness is not ruling anything out, options are already being narrowed elsewhere.
Borussia Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke believes only closed door games will be possible should the Bundesliga return from the enforced break.
"No one in the Bundesliga is still assuming that we will still have games with fans," Watzke told broadcaster ARD.
German broadcaster ZDF said Sunday that European governing body UEFA would propose delaying the Euros at a video conference of all 55 members on Tuesday, something which seems increasingly impossible to avoid.
That would give leagues some room to extend their seasons with the Euros being played either later this year or in summer 2021 if world governing body FIFA agreed to delay the revamped Club World Cup.
Decisions will also be taken on how to proceed with the Champions League and Europa League, after upcoming matches in both competitions this week were postponed.