BREAKING: UEFA Postpones EURO 2020 to June 2021 due to corona virus pandemic

UEFA have confirmed that Euro 2020 has been postponed until 2021. The tournament will now take place between June 11 and July 11 2021.

After successfully suspending all UEFA competitions including the UEFA Champions League and Europa League, UEFA has just announce the postponement of EURO 2020 to 2021 amidst Corona Virus fears.

Announcing the decisions, Aleksander Čeferin said:

“We are at the helm of a sport that vast numbers of people live and breathe that has been laid low by this invisible and fast-moving opponent. It is at times like these that the football community needs to show responsibility, unity, solidarity and altruism.

“The health of fans, staff and players has to be our number one priority and, in that spirit, UEFA tabled a range of options so that competitions can finish this season safely and I am proud of the response of my colleagues across European football. There was a real spirit of cooperation, with everyone recognising that they had to sacrifice something in order to achieve the best result.

“It was important that, as the governing body of European football, UEFA led the process and made the biggest sacrifice. Moving EURO 2020 comes at a huge cost for UEFA but we will do our best to ensure that the vital funding for grassroots, women’s football and the development of the game in our 55 countries is not affected. Purpose over profit has been our guiding principle in taking this decision for the good of European football as a whole.”

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