Will A Winter World Cup Allow Euro 2021?

Last updated : 15 March 2020 By Three Lions

Uefa chiefs meet on Tuesday to discuss whether this summer's European Championships can go ahead in the wake of the football calendar being turned upside down by the outbreak of coronavirus.

The possibility of the tournament being held on time is further complicated by the fact that it is due to be hosted in a number of different countries, many of which have closed their borders or restricted movement.

On Sunday, the Italian FA called for the Euros to be postponed in the hope that domestic seasons can still be salvaged by playing on into the summer months.

In normal circumstances that may have been that for the tournament but with the 2022 World Cup due to be played in the european winter it does mean there is scope for delaying rather than postponing.

June 2021 is currently when the Uefa Nations League Finals are scheduled with World Cup qualifying matches also taking place so some alteration would be required but there seems to be a big enough gap between that and Qatar to make it feasible.