Euro 2020: Uefa to discuss possibility of postponing tournament by one year

Share on facebook
Share on whatsapp
Share on telegram
March 13, 2020
    Add a header to begin generating the table of contents
    Scroll to Top

    Wembley

    The Euro 2020 final is due to be held at Wembley on 12 July

    Uefa has called an emergency meeting for Tuesday in which the possibility of postponing Euro 2020 by one year is an option being discussed.

    European football’s governing body will hold video conference meetings to discuss its response to the coronavirus outbreak.

    Those discussions will cover all domestic and European competitions, including Euro 2020.

    Euro 2020 is due to take place from 12 June-12 July at venues across Europe.

    Uefa has invited representatives of its 55 member associations, plus the boards of the European Club Association, the European leagues and a representative of world players’ union Fifpro.

    The Women’s Euros are due to take place in England from 11 July-1 August 2021.

    Why is it up for discussion?

    On Thursday, La Liga became the latest European league to be suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak.

    The Spanish top-flight has been suspended for “at least the next two rounds of matches”.

    In addition, the Danish Football Association has cancelled all football activities in the country for two weeks while the Netherlands’ Eredivisie has been suspended until 31 March.

    In Italy, Serie A is suspended until 3 April, with the country in lockdown and two players – Juventus’ Daniele Rugani and Sampdoria’s Manolo Gabbiadini – having tested positive.

    Matches in the top two leagues in France are being played behind closed doors while two Europa League last-16 first-leg fixtures scheduled for Thursday have been postponed and a number will be played behind closed doors, including Manchester United’s trip to Austria to face LASK.

    READ:  Man Utd confirm agreement to sign Varane

    Manchester City’s Champions League last-16 second leg fixture against Real Madrid, due to take place on Tuesday, has been postponed.

    As it stands, the Premier League is to continue as usual despite three Leicester first-team players having self-isolated after showing symptoms.

    In addition to moving the Euros, BBC Sport understands another option is playing the tournament but using the slots reserved for pre-tournament friendlies to decide the play-offs. Or it could go ahead without play-off teams as a 20-team tournament.

    Four nations were due to qualify for the tournament from the play-offs in matches starting later this month. Both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are in the play-offs

    It is understood the preference would be to complete the Champions League and Europa League.

    Source

    Football
    Will Varane make Man Utd title contenders?

    Raphael Varane has 79 caps for France, making his debut in 2013 Raphael Varane has been described as being a "Rolls-Royce" and "an absolute bargain" …

    Football
    Chelsea introduce Covid policy for fans

    Chelsea's league game against Leicester in May was watched by 8,000 supporters at Stamford Bridge Chelsea say fans attending their home games will need to …

    Football
    Limit set on headers in training in England

    Burnley's Chris Wood battles for a header with Luke Ayling of Leeds United during a Premier League game Professional footballers in England are to be …

    Subscribe
    Notify of
    guest
    0 Comments
    Inline Feedbacks
    View all comments
    March 13, 2020
      Add a header to begin generating the table of contents
      Scroll to Top
      • Bookmakers Bonus
      Fonbet

      Registration bonus up to 250 Euro!

      Winmasters
      Parimatch
      0
      Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
      ()
      x
      This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.