UEFA has decided to postpone Euro 2020 and is looking to hold the tournament next summer. The tournament was scheduled to have been held from June 12 to July 12 across 12 countries, including England, Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.
Following a video conference, it has now been confirmed that the tournament will be delayed for 12 months and is now scheduled to take place from June 11, 2021, to July 11, 2021.
President Aleksander Ceferin chaired the meeting earlier to discuss the future of the 2019/20 season, including Europe’s domestic leagues, the Champions League and internationals.
Three separate calls were made; the first to decide on UEFA’s club competitions – the Champions League and Europa League – and the second to postpone the Euros by a year and scrap the Nations League. The final call was made between the UEFA Executive Committee, which includes the likes of former Manchester United chairman David Gill, to confirm the proposals.
The hope is that postponing the international tournament will allow domestic leagues to be finished, though there remains huge uncertainty over whether that will indeed be possible.
Across various sports newswires, it is being reported that UEFA wants all domestic football to be completed by the end of June 2020.
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