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Euro 2020 Set To Be Postponed Till Next Year Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

Euro 2020 Set To Be Postponed Till Next Year Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

UEFA are set to announce that Euro 2020 will be postponed until next summer due to the coronavirus outbreak.

L'Équipe per Get French Football News are reporting that the decision could be announced on Tuesday following UEFA's meeting next week.

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Many of football's top leagues have been suspended in recent days and those who haven't are likely to play their games behind closed doors.

It is also believed that this season's Champions League and Europa League could be postponed and played during the coming summer.

They have also claimed that 'UEFA will need the green light from FIFA' as they are currently planning a Club World Cup in the summer of 2021.

It was announced on Thursday afternoon that Europe's football governing body will meet via videoconference next week to discuss European football's response to the outbreak.

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"In the light of the ongoing developments in the spread of COVID-19 across Europe and the changing analysis of the World Health Organisation, UEFA has today invited representatives of its 55 member associations, together with the boards of the European Club Association and the European Leagues and a representative of FIFPro, to attend meetings by videoconference on Tuesday 17 March to discuss European football's response to the outbreak.

"Discussions will include all domestic and European competitions, including UEFA EURO 2020.

"Further communication will be made following those meetings."

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

Premier League side Leicester City confirmed on Thursday that three of their players are currently in self-isolation after showing symptoms of the virus.

In his press conference today, Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that "a few" of his players are being kept away from the rest of the squad.

"We've had a few players that have shown symptoms and signs (of coronavirus). We've followed procedures and (as a precaution) they have been kept away from the squad," he explained.

Topics: Football News, Football, Euro 2020, coronavirus

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.

 

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