The president of the UEFA, Aleksander Ceferin, in a meeting


OFFICIAL: The UEFA postpones until 2021 the Euro to finalise the Leagues

Published:17/03/2020 - 07:30h

Updated:17/03/2020 - 13:57h

It seems that UEFA will announce that the Euro Cup will be postponed to 2021 so that the European National Leagues can be played this summer, once football returns. The idea would be to resume the competition at the beginning of May and finish it at the end of June

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It was a secret to voices, but now already is official. The UEFA has announced that the Eurocopa will play in 2021. The stop by the coronavirus forces to take important decisions and this is one of the first. The maximum organism of the European football has gathered this Tuesday with the 55 federations of the European Leagues, with the clubs and with the union of players in a videoconference in which it has decided all this.

After the mentioned meeting, already is official this postponement of the tournament of selections in Europe, that originariamente was planned for 2020. The COVID-19 goes to cause that the UEFA have to suspend it a year so that the national competitions can finish his campaign in summer. Also it is priority do him hollow in the calendar to the Champions League and to the Europe League.

In 'The Transistor', of 'Wave Zero' already advanced that LaLiga could restart on 3 May to finish on 28 June. It is necessary to remember that the Eurocopa had to contest between 12 June and on 12 July, by what the championships would remain with the half of this calendar. In Spain, the government has programmed 15 days of state of alert by the illness, but already says that it will last more time, by what LaLiga would prefer to bet on safe with his return.

The decision already has communicated to the 55 federations that have participated in the virtual meeting with the headquarters of the organism in Nyon (Switzerland). The fast propagation of the coronavirus and the opinion of all the parts involved (clubs, Leagues and players) has done that Aleksander Ceferin have taken the determination to look for a gap in the calendar of 2021 for the celebration of the maximum European appointment of selections.

The big problem is that for the summer of 2021 was foreseen that it celebrated the World-wide of Clubs, but the predisposition to arrive to an agreement seems total between FIFA and UEFA. The idea is that the format keep of the same way, with twelve cities and twelve stadiums like headquarters of the Eurocopa, by what the only big change is the postponement of the dates.

Play to enclosed door keeps on being an option

Once confirmed this news, it will be necessary to see which are the conditions of the turn of the football to Spain and Europe. Play to enclosed door, as it was programmed in this last day that never arrived to contest, keeps on being an option that LaLiga contemplates. Everything will depend of the time that last the pandemia by the coronavirus and to the indications that of the health and the government.

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