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OFFICIAL: EURO 2020 postponed

March 17, 2020 - 4:01 pm

UEFA have confirmed this summers EURO 2020 competition has been postponed to 20201 with ECA chairman Andrea Agnelli supporting the move.

A conference of UEFA, 55 football associations, the ECA and the players union was convened earlier today to discuss how best to proceed in light of the Coronavirus outbreak across Europe.

UEFA announced that Euro 2020 has been postponed from June this summer to June 11-July 11 2021 instead, a move Agnelli was in favour of.

“Europe is facing its biggest challenge in a generation, one which is impacting all levels of society including football,” said UEFA Executive Committee member Agnelli.

“The challenge to our game is massive and as leaders we have a responsibility to do all we can to protect its long-term well-being by mitigating the impact of the virus.

“Today’s decision to postpone the UEFA EURO 2020 is testament to the unity and collaborative efforts of professional game stakeholders to engage in collective decision-making in the best interest of the game.

“The focus now will be to come up with solutions to conclude the 2019-20 club season in the most practical manner and, beyond that, ensure football, like society as a whole, returns as quickly as possible to its natural form and rhythm.”

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