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Euro 2020 postponed to next year

The Euro 2020 football competition has been pushed back to next year following a videoconference meeting of national football associations convened by UEFA.

The Norwegian Football Association was the first to confirm that the tournament, which was scheduled to take place between June 12 and July 12 across 12 European countries, has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus crisis.

The Norwegian association tweeted that UEFA had decided to postpone the competition until June 11-July 11 next year.

The postponement could have a knock-on effect on the women’s European Championship, which is also scheduled for next summer.

UEFA had previously indicated that the event would go ahead as planned, despite reports that  a number of national federations had requested its postponement.

The football body last week said that “in the light of the ongoing developments in the spread of COVID-19 across Europe and the changing analysis of the World Health Organisation” it had invited representatives of its 55 member associations, together with the boards of the European Club Association and the European Leagues and a representative of FIFPro, “to discuss European football’s response to the outbreak”.

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