Coronavirus: Euro 2020 delayed for a year

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March 17, 2020

March 17, 2020

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Euro 2020 has been postponed by one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to reports.

The Norwegian Football Association has reported the decision after football authorities met online to discuss the ongoing crisis.

Uefa, European football's governing body, was holding an emergency video conference involving major stakeholders.

The tournament was due to take place from 12 June-12 July at 12 venues across Europe, with the final at London's Wembley.

"UEFA has decided that the European Championship is postponed to 2021. It will be played from 11 June to 11 July next year. More information coming," tweeted the Norwegian FA.

The postponement provides a chance for European leagues that have been suspended to be completed with an extended season into the summer.

England's Premier League meet in Thursday to discuss their next move.

It means the men's Euros is due to finish four days before the proposed start to the women's competition - hosted in England.

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Updated: March 17, 2020 04:52 PM

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