Will England Play At All In 2020?

Last updated : 21 April 2020 By Three Lions

As the coronavirus continues to severely disrupt the football calendar it remains to be seen whether England will play at all in 2020.

With March friendlies and Euro 2020 warm-ups cancelled and the tournament itself pushed back by a year, the next scheduled outing for the Three Lions is a Nations League fixture away to Iceland in September.

However the continuing delay to the end of 2019/20 domestic seasons across Europe (and UEFA club competitions) is set to have a knock-on effect on the next campaign and also lead to a power struggle between clubs and national associations as to what will take priority in a congested calendar.

One suggestion that has been circulating is that three Nations League fixtures could be squeezed into one of the usual autumn international breaks to also allow for Euro 2020 play-offs to be completed.

Or could UEFA scale back the Nations League completely in order to protect its flagship international tournament next summer?

There is clearly plenty to discuss although at present the majority of ideas remain just speculation as there is no definitive date for the current season to start again.