In a major setback for football fans, the European organization on last Tuesday decided to make UEFA EUROCUP 2020 postponed from 2020 to 2021 due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) disease, which affecting the whole world nowadays.
UEFA said the 24 groups EUROCUP Championship, which will be held in 12 countries across the continent from June 12 to July 12 this year, will postponed from June 11 to July 11, 2021.
UEFA has also put all national team competitions for men and women “on hold until further notice”, the European football body said in a statement on Tuesday.
This is the first time in UEFA Eurocup competition history that the finals have been postponed.
The decision to bring back the EUROCUP Championship 24 teams followed football, as did many other sports, brought to the fore by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.
The virus has infected nearly 180,000 people and killed more than 7,000 worldwide, with the epicenter now in Europe being the slowest rate of infection in China where the outbreak began.
All five European domestic leagues – England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany – have been suspended, with Champions League, Europa League and World Cup qualification.
The league has urged UEFA to prioritize the success of domestic competition, reflecting concerns that clubs across Europe will lose significant tickets and match revenue associated with not finishing the season while still paying their players wages.
“Delayed until 11/6/11/7 2021. Will be back to you after the meeting,” Sweden FA Chairman Karl-Erik Nilsson said in a message to Reuters during a UEFA conference video call.
Football may be the worst sport with the European Championship being the latest high profile event to be rescheduled in the near future due to the Covid-19 release.
EUROCUP 2020 Postponed to 2021
The decision was made after a teleconference call between UEFA and 55 member associations on Tuesday. UEFA has suggested that the June 12-July 12 tournament to be held in 12 countries will be returned to June 11-July 11 next year to give the local league a suspended period.
The decision will be made before the UEFA Executive Committee to finalize on Tuesday.
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