By moving the EURO 2020 back a year, UEFA hopes to be able to finish the Champions League and Europa League this summer, as well as give the domestic leagues time to finish their seasons
Every two years, there is a major tournament involving the top teams around Europe in the summer to keep football fans happy after the domestic leagues end.
This summer, two years after the best World Cup in history, which saw six of the eight quarterfinalists, and all of the semifinalists and finalists, come from Europe, the EURO 2020 Tournament was going to pit those teams against each other once again.
But COVID-19 has taken that away from us now, too: UEFA has moved the tournament, which was slated to run from June 12-July 12 in 13 countries, back to 2021.
In a statement first released on Twitter by the Norwegian FA , the tournament will now run from June 11-July 11.
UEFA held conference calls with its 55 member associations, the board of the European Club Association and the board of the European Leagues Tuesday morning about the status of the tournament, plus the Champions League and Europa League.
By moving the EURO 2020 back a year, UEFA hopes to be able to finish the Champions League and Europa League this summer, as well as give the domestic leagues time to finish their seasons.