‘Evaluating Euro 2020 postponement’

by | Mar 14, 2020 16:26

FIFA Council and UEFA executive member Evelina Christillin confirmed they are “evaluating whether to postpone Euro 2020 to next year” due to the Coronavirus.

As all the top five European leagues have now shut down, there won’t be time to complete their seasons before the tournament is due to kick off on June 12.

This would also be the first itinerant edition of the European Championship, so games would be played in several different countries.

FIFA Council and UEFA executive member Evelina Christillin confirmed they are “evaluating whether to postpone Euro 2020 to next year” due to the Coronavirus.

As all the top five European leagues have now shut down, there won’t be time to complete their seasons before the tournament is due to kick off on June 12.

This would also be the first itinerant edition of the European Championship, so games would be played in several different countries.

“There were no delays in suspending the Champions League and Europa League, because UEFA is a confederation and could not have acted unilaterally anyway,” Christillin told Il Mattino newspaper.

“I am not interpreting the thoughts of others in the executive, but I do believe it is opportune to leave time for the national leagues to conclude, postponing the Euros by a year.

“We are therefore evaluating whether to postpone Euro 2020 to next year.”

A summit is planned for Tuesday and it’s widely believed that will be the decision announced.

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