Coronavirus: Euro 2020 postponed by a year, the Champions League and the Europa League suspended

UEFA announced on Tuesday morning to the Leagues and the clubs its decision to postpone the Euro to the summer of 2021 (from 11 June to 11 July) and to temporarily suspend the Champions League and the Europa League.

Reunited this Tuesday morning by videoconference with the Leagues and the clubs, the leaders of the UEFA confirmed, according to our information, their intention to postpone the Euro in 2021. It will take place from June 11 to July 11. This decision was unanimously accepted by the participants. The idea is to postpone the European Nations Championship by one year (June 12-July 12, 2020) in order to allow time to complete the Champions League, the Europa League and the National Championships without be blocked by the calendar.

In the process, Aleksander Ceferin, the president of UEFA, and Theodore Theodoridis, the secretary general of the body, announced the suspension of the Champions League and the Europa League, frozen until the coronavirus is in the downward phase . These two competitions are expected to resume as soon as the health situation allows.

Calendar and economic consequences

UEFA also announced the creation of two working groups. The first will deal with the calendar, with two representatives from UEFA, two from the ECA (European Club Association) and two from the European Leagues. The second working group will deal with the economic consequences of the decisions taken.

L'UEFA s'entretient également, ce mardi, avec les présidents des 55 Fédérations européennes et leurs secrétaires généraux pour leur communiquer les choix opérés par l'instance. En début d'après-midi, un comité exécutif de la Confédération européenne doit valider toutes les décisions prises.

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