Coronavirus: Euro 2020 Postponed Until Next Year
The tournament, due to be played across Europe in 12 different countries, would be an obvious risk for the spread of coronavirus.
Euro 2020 is being postponed for a year due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to Norway’s football association.
In a tweet, the Norwegian FA said: “UEFA has decided that the European Championship is postponed to 2021. It will be played from 11 June to 11 July next year. More information coming.”
UEFA, European football’s governing body, is holding an emergency meeting via a video conference call with its 55 affiliated national football federations and representatives of clubs, leagues and players on Tuesday.
The 24-team tournament, due to be played across Europe in 12 different countries, including England, would be an obvious risk for the spread of coronavirus.
UEFA itself has moved into lockdown because of coronavirus, with only business-critical staff working from its headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, from Monday evening onwards.
The move, though unconfirmed, follows the suspension of football in all five of Europe’s top domestic leagues – England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany, along with the Champions League, Europa League and World Cup qualifiers.
The International Olympic Committee is also meeting today.
Culled from Sky News