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UEFA set to postpone Euro to 2021 -report

A final decision will be made on Tuesday.

UEFA Euro 2020 Final Draw Ceremony Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

The 2020 UEFA Euro seems set to be moved to the summer of 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak, according to a report from AS. The tournament is still scheduled to kick off on July 12th but UEFA will make a final decision about the potential delay of the competition next Tuesday.

Most —if not every— major football leagues in Europe have been postponed at least for the next two weeks, so they will likely need more time for those postponed games to take place.

“The general feeling is that it’s inevitable to postpone the tournament,” said a UEFA executive to AS.

If the European association ends up moving the competition to 2021, the FIFA Club World Cup would also be postponed until the summer of 2022, taking advantage of the fact the the 2022 FIFA World Cup will not be played in the summer.

These first measures still depend on the development of the coronavirus outbreak, so the situation could still change during the next few weeks.

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