UEFA officially postpone EURO 2020 amid coronavirus crisis. The Pandemic has forced football leagues to suspend all activity at the moment.
UEFA have postponed EURO 2020 until the summer of 2021 in a bid to allow European football leagues more time to complete the rest of their season. The competition will now take place between 11th June to 11th July next year.
President Aleksander Ceferin chaired a video conference meeting on Tuesday to discuss the future of the 2019/20 season, including Europe’s domestic leagues, the Champions League and internationals. In the end, the governing body took the major decision to call off their quadrennial event by a year.
UEFA officially postpone EURO 2020 amid coronavirus crisis
The information was parlayed through the Norwegian FA on twitter wherein they confirmed the decision made by UEFA.
UEFA har bestemt at EM utsettes til 2021. Det skal spilles fra 11. juni til 11. juli neste år. Mer informasjon kommer.
— NorgesFotballforbund (@nff_info) March 17, 2020
OFFICIAL: Norway confirm that this summer’s Euro will now be played next summer. So, Euro 2020 becomes Euro 2021. https://t.co/DZv2UUMYn0
— Jonathan Johnson (@Jon_LeGossip) March 17, 2020
The decision comes after UEFA held conference calls with its 55 member associations, the board of the European Club Association and the board of the European Leagues.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) March 17, 2020
The postponement had been anticipated for a number of days and it emerged earlier on Tuesday that UEFA had cancelled hotel bookings in Copenhagen, one of the host cities last week.
According to reports, the UEFA are quite keen on all football competitions ending by the end of June 2020. The hope here is that the postponement of their premier continental competition will give the leagues the window to do so.
It remains to be seen if the situation permits for football to resume in the weeks and months to come.
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