The UEFA European Championship, initially scheduled for the summer of 2020, has been postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

European football’s governing body confirmed the news on Tuesday, per Henry Winter of The Times.

The competition was initially scheduled to take place across numerous European nations between June 12 and July 12; the tournament will now go ahead on June 11, a year on.

The decision to postpone the event will provide European leagues with an opportunity to finish their respective competitions. The vast majority of league seasons across the continent have been put on hold due to the spread of COVID-19.

On Twitter, UEFA said that after a meeting on Tuesday, “a working group has been set up with the participation of leagues and club representatives to examine calendar solutions that would allow for the completion of the current season.” Continue reading

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