The glamour to mark the Diamond jubilee of the flagship of European football in world football with the classical EURO 2020 Games has been deem by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
UEFA President, Aleksander Ceferin was sad to announce the first ever postponement of the games in history by one year meaning the competition will now run 11th June – 11th July 2021.
The 24 nation’s tournament was to start in June this year but even EUROPA’s league matches have been shut down in the wake of the pandemic that has killed 7,500 people worldwide.
The decision to postpone the games was announced after a video conferencing of her 55 affiliated national federations and representatives from clubs and leagues.
“We are at the helm of a sport that vast members of people live and breathe that has been laid low by this invisible and fast moving opponent. At times like these …the football community needs to show responsibility, unity and solidarity” Caferin said.
The playoffs of the games were scheduled for March 26th -31st to get the final 24 teams and they are now expected to be played during the International window in June EUFA announced.
- By Eniola Olatunji.