The European Football Association (UEFA) has decided to postpone the European Championship (Euro 2020) until next year due to the spread of the Corona virus.
The Norwegian Football Association announced earlier that the European Championship has been postponed to next year.
The decision came after the European Union officials met via video.
- Corona virus: postponement of all European football competitions
The Norwegian Federation says that the tournament has been postponed until it starts on 11 June 2021 and will continue until the following 11 July.
The tournament was scheduled to take place between June 12 and July 12, 2020.
This delay gives an opportunity to the European national leagues, whose matches have been suspended by the completion of their seasons.
It is noteworthy that the Nations and European Championship U-21 tournaments will be held next summer as well.
The European Women’s Championship is scheduled to take place in England, to start on July 7, 2021.
Why did I make this decision?
It is known that football leagues in many European countries have suspended their matches, as well as the Champions League and European Championships, after the large rise in the incidence of coronavirus in all European continents.
A number of players and coaches were also infected with the virus, or ordered to isolate themselves, which led to the suspension of matches.
Today’s meeting discussed the idea of conducting a mini-session to resolve the Champions League and European League tournaments to tackle table crowding resulting from the spread of the virus.
European Leagues reactions
The English Premier League: canceling all matches in Britain until at least April 4, “depending on the circumstances prevailing at the time.”
La Liga: All matches canceled until April 4, when the situation will be reassessed.
Serie A: Italy has the highest number of casualties, and the country has been besieged.
Bundesliga: suspension of all matches until April 2nd.
French League: matches suspended “until further notice”.