18:37  +04,  March 17, 2020

UEFA officially postpones EURO 2020

UEFA has confirmed on its website that Euro 2020 will be postponed by 12 months because of the coronavirus outbreak.

“Priority given to completing domestic competitions in an unprecedented solidarity move by UEFA. Working group set up to examine possibilities for this season's UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League competitions,” the source added.

According to UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin, “moving EURO 2020 comes at a huge cost for UEFA but we will do our best to ensure that the vital funding for grassroots, women's football and the development of the game in our 55 countries is not affected. Purpose over profit has been our guiding principle in taking this decision for the good of European football as a whole.”

“I would also like to thank Alejandro Domínguez and CONMEBOL, who have agreed to move CONMEBOL's 2020 Copa America in order to follow the recommendations issued by the international public health organisations to enact extreme measures and as a result of EURO 2020 being postponed.”

Thus all UEFA competitions and matches (including friendlies) for clubs and national teams for both men and women have been put on hold until further notice.

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