Euro 2020 Postponed Until Next Summer Uefa Confirms

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Euro 2020 Postponed Until Next Summer Uefa Confirms

Euro 2020 has been postponed by one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, says Uefa.

European football’s governing body made the decision during an emergency video conference involving major stakeholders on Tuesday.

The tournament, due to take place from 12 June-12 July this summer, will now run from 11 June to 11 July next year.

The postponement provides a chance for European leagues that have been suspended to now be completed.

Uefa said it wanted to avoid “placing any unnecessary pressure on national public services” of its 12 host countries, as well as helping allow domestic competitions to be finished.

“We are at the helm of a sport that vast numbers of people live and breathe that has been laid low by this invisible and fast-moving opponent,” said Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin.

“It is at times like these, that the football community needs to show responsibility, unity, solidarity and altruism.

“The health of fans, staff and players has to be our number one priority and in that spirit, Uefa tabled a range of options so that competitions can finish this season safely and I am proud of the response of my colleagues across European football.

“There was a real spirit of co-operation, with everyone recognising that they had to sacrifice something in order to achieve the best result.”

Ceferin said it was important Uefa “led the process and made the biggest sacrifice”, adding it comes “at a huge cost” but “purpose over profit has been our guiding principle in taking this decision for the good of European football as a whole”.

Euro play-offs moved to June

The European Championship qualifying play-offs, scheduled to begin in March, have provisionally been moved to June.

They include two-legged ties between Scotland and Israel, Northern Ireland and Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Republic of Ireland and Slovakia.

Friendly international matches due to be played this month have also been pushed back until June.

Uefa says a working group will examine calendar solutions that would allow for the completion of the current season and any other consequence of Tuesday’s decisions.

Uefa’s Nations League and the European Under-21 Championships are scheduled to take place next summer.

The 2021 Uefa Women’s European Championship is set to take place in England and begins on 7 July, four days before the proposed men’s final.

Elsewhere, the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) says this year’s Copa America, due to take place from 12 June to 12 July, has been postponed until 2021.

What do the nations involved say?

The Norwegian FA, whose side are yet to qualify for the tournament, were first to announce the news, followed by the French and other FAs.

Mark Bullingham, chief executive of the Football Association, said English football’s governing body supported the decision.

“We will be considering the implications for all England teams and our organisation over the coming days, including any implications on the date of the 2021 Women’s Euros which we are very proud to be hosting,” he said.

“We will continue to work in collaboration with the PL, EFL and our football partners on the scenarios that could follow Uefa’s decision today and ensure we are ready to put them into immediate action once it is appropriate to do so.

“Until then, we will continue to follow the advice of Government and the health authorities.”

French Football Federation president Noel le Graet says the governing body “fully supports” Uefa and it was a “wise and pragmatic decision”.

Why has this happened?

Many of Europe’s domestic leagues – as well as the Champions League and Europa League – have been suspended following an increasing number of coronavirus cases around the continent.

Players and coaches have also been affected by the virus or been told to go into self-isolation, meaning leagues have had to shut down.

A mini-tournament to decide the Champions League and Europa League is expected to be one option put forward at Tuesday’s meeting to ease fixture congestion caused by the coronavirus crisis.

How Europe’s top leagues have reacted:

  • Premier League: All elite football in Britain cancelled until 4 April at the earliest subject to “conditions at the time”.
  • La Liga: Spain’s top flight suspended until 4 April at the earliest when it will “revaluate” the situation.
  • Serie A: Italy has the highest number of cases in Europe and the country is in lockdown.
  • Bundesliga: Suspended until at least 2 April in Germany.
  • Ligue 1: Games initially played behind closed doors in France but now suspended “until further notice”.

What other limitations are there?

While the big domestic leagues have problems over television contracts to solve if games do not take place, most countries rely on the payments from Uefa that come out of major international tournaments to allow their own leagues to function properly.

These would be at risk from any movement of the European Championship and are likely to form part of any agreement.

An estimated 400 staff are working for Uefa on the Euros. It is unknown what will happen to them if the tournament does not take place for another 12 months

Euro 2020 Postponed Until Next Summer Uefa Confirms

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