UEFA denied changing the name of Euro 2020, even though the governing body decided to shift the tournament to 2020 in the light of COVID-19.
UEFA recently announced to postpone the Euro 2020 to the following year, in the wake of the Coronavirus across the globe. However, it decided to not rebrand the name even though they shifted the year of the tournament.
Despite having to delay its flagship international event, UEFA still intends to retain the Euro 2020 name. Holding the tournament this year, it would have marked 60 years to the tournament.
The European governing body made the claim on social media regarding it and cleared the misunderstanding of rebranding the tournament.
“With apologies for the earlier error, to be clear no decision has yet been made on the name of the rearranged EURO to be held in 2021. The earlier tweet was sent by mistake.” UEFA on Twitter.
With apologies for the earlier error, to be clear no decision has yet been made on the name of the rearranged EURO to be held in 2021.
The earlier tweet was sent by mistake.
— UEFA (@UEFA) March 20, 2020
Moreover, A reply on a frequently asked questions page on UEFA’s website read: “We trust that all of our venues will remain the same, ensuring the tournament remains true to its original vision: staging a truly Europe-wide event that befits the EURO’s 60th birthday.
“The tournament will still be known as UEFA EURO 2020.” said the UEFA. The decision to postpone the Euro 2020 was decided to allow all the coefficients to complete their domestic leagues smoothly.
The onset of the COVID-19 has suspended almost all the football leagues in the world, with England extending it to the 30th of April. Hence, there is no chance of completing the season in the due time.
Now it remains to be seen how long the unprecedented break in all the activities stays, with the Coronavirus further spreading into Europe presently.
Even if the league starts after the completion of the suspension, there will be many other problems which will need to be looked after in order to prevent all the financial disturbances.