The Uefa Euro 2020 tournament has been postponed by one year until 2021 owing to the imperious global threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
European football’s governing body, Uefa, held an emergency video conference involving major stakeholders during which the decision was announced on Tuesday. Speaking of the decision shortly afterwards, the Norwegian Football Association said it was decided the tournament would now take place on the revised dates of June 11 to July 11 next year, having been scheduled to take place from June 12 to July 12 this year, across 12 venues in Europe.
A big plus for European leagues is that the postponement provides a chance for teams to now complete the season in light of the recent suspensions that were imposed. Uefa’s Nations League and the European Under-21 Championships are also scheduled to take place next summer while the 2021 Uefa Women’s European Championship is set to take place on July 7 in England, four days before the proposed men’s final.