Thursday, March 12, 2020 file photo general view of the stadium before a Europa League round of 16, 1st leg soccer match between Eintracht Frankfurt and FC Basel in Frankfurt, Germany. All Champions League and Europa League games were postponed by UEFA on Friday March 13, 2020 because of the coronavirus outbreak.
Thursday, March 12, 2020 file photo general view of the stadium before a Europa League round of 16, 1st leg soccer match between Eintracht Frankfurt and FC Basel in Frankfurt, Germany. All Champions League and Europa League games were postponed by UEFA on Friday March 13, 2020 because of the coronavirus outbreak. |Michael Probst | Associated Press
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Euro 2020 now 2021: UEFA postpones European Championship to allow domestic leagues time to finish seasons — Miller has the early odds

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

Sean Miller

Sean Miller

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.

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England +500

Belgium +550

France +600

Netherlands +700

Spain +800

Germany +900

Italy +1100

Portugal +1700

Croatia +2500

Denmark +7500

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France +600

Spain +800

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