Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Euro 2020 to become Euro 2021

The coronavirus pandemic has brought a halt to world football and the planned summer tournament is set to be moved to make room for seasons to finish
Euro 2020 is set to be pushed back by 12 months to become Euro 2021 as part of UEFA’s proposals to combat the scheduling issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Domestic and European fixture lists will also see sweeping changes made in an effort to get 2019-20 campaigns completed.

Football competitions around the world have been brought to a halt by the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak.

Authorities have, in collaboration with health officials, been left with no choice but to implement immediate suspensions across the board.

The Norwegian FA was the first to confirm plans that UEFA's signature international tournament will become Euro 2021 and kick off on June 11, 2021.

Efforts are now being made to ensure that the current season does not become null and void.

UEFA has opened discussions with European football leaders and charged its executive committee with coming up with a plan of action which is acceptable to all concerned.

Part of that process will involve delaying the association’s flagship international event.

A European Championship due to be staged in various cities across the continent was set to get underway on June 12, 2020.

That is no longer feasible, meaning that the event will be postponed until 2021.


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