Friday, 20 March 2020

UEFA says delayed European Championships still Euro 2020

The competition may be taking place a year later than originally scheduled, but the European Championship finals will still be called Euro 2020 instead of Euro 2021.

UEFA announced on Tuesday that it has had to postpone the tournament by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic , which has brought a halt to football leagues across the world.

The governing body decided to prioritise club football over the international game by moving the Euros to 2021 to allow domestic leagues to be completed.

UEFA hopes the calendar is the only thing that needs to change, as it was confirmed that the 12 host countries as well as the name will remain the same.

"We trust that all of our venues will remain the same, ensuring the tournament remains true to its original vision: staging a truly Europe-wide event that befits the Euro's 60th birthday. The tournament will still be known as UEFA Euro 2020," UEFA confirmed on Friday.

It remains unclear when the football season will return, or even if the campaign will be allowed to finish.

While UEFA is aiming to have it wrapped up by June 30, it has set up a group to explore and weigh their options as they wait on further developments regarding the spread of Covid-19.


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