UEFA has postponed the Euro 2020 to the summer of 2021 this is to allow leagues across Europe to roundup their season due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Norwegian FA was the first to announce the news on social media “the competition will be played between June 11 and July 11, 2021 ” on their Twitter page.
The decision was taken after a meeting with all it’s 55 member association, the board of European league and the board of European club Association.
Leagues across Europe were to end before the competition began in twelve different cities across Europe.
According to a statement released by UEFA. “The health of all those involved in the game is the priority, as well as to avoid placing any unnecessary pressure on national public services involved in staging matches.
“The move will help all domestic competitions, currently on hold due to the Covid-19 emergency, to be completed.
“All UEFA competitions and matches (including friendlies) for clubs and national teams for both men and women have been put on hold until further notice.
“A working group has been set up with the participation of leagues and club representatives to examine calendar solutions that would allow for the completion of the current season and any other consequence of the decisions made today.”
The leagues across Europe could not be completed in due time due to the coronavirus outbreak, with over 169,000 persons infected globally.
European countries are among the most affected countries outside of China, where the virus originated from according to WHO.
The postponement of Euro 2020 is no surprise, it was impossible to provide any certainty on venues in such an uncertain climate.
In other news Copa America due to hold in June and July 2020 in Columbia and Argentina has been moved to 2021.