Uefa Confirm Euro 2020 Delay

Last updated : 17 March 2020 By Three Lions

This summer's European Championships have been postponed until 2021.

The widely expected news, in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, was confirmed on Tuesday after Uefa held an emergency video conference with major stakeholders.

11 June to 11 July 2021 is now the scheduled date for the tournament with Uefa hoping the move allows for domestic leagues across Europe to be completed.

A trio of Uefa competitions are already planned for next summer, the Women's Euros, Nations League Finals and Under-21 Championship.

"We are at the helm of a sport that vast numbers of people live and breathe that has been laid low by this invisible and fast-moving opponent," said Uefa president Aleksander Ceferin.

"It is at times like these, that the football community needs to show responsibility, unity, solidarity and altruism.

"The health of fans, staff and players has to be our number one priority and in that spirit, Uefa tabled a range of options so that competitions can finish this season safely and I am proud of the response of my colleagues across European football.

Friendly internationals scheduled for March have provisionally been re-arranged for June but September seems a more likely date for the next time England will be in action.