UEFA have postponed Euro 2020 until next summer amid coronavirus crisis

  • Kat Lucas

UEFA have confirmed the suspension of Euro 2020 amid the coronavirus outbreak. 

The competition will now take place next summer between 11 June to 11 July. The Champions League final has also been moved to June 27. 

President Aleksander Ceferin chaired a video conference meeting on Tuesday 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. 

It’s being widely reported that UEFA want all domestic football to be completed by the end of June 2020. 

Naturally, we may not know until nearer the time whether it will be safe for games to take place before then. 

However, UEFA have at least taken one major decision to give everyone the best possible chance. 

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