The UEFA called an emergency meeting to be held on Tuesday to discuss the future of EURO 2020 with its possibility of being postponed until next year’s summer due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The governing body of European football invited 55 representatives from its member associations along with board members from the European Club Association, European Leagues, and one representative from FIFPro to attend their video conference meeting to tackle all domestic and European competitions.
Top football leagues such as Serie A, La Liga, and other sporting events were already called off, this includes UEFA’s Champions League and Europa League with its several matches played without any spectators in the arena at first, yet the number of players being positive from their tests in having the virus forced the league to postpone its scheduled games.
The UEFA EURO 2020 would have its kickoff from 12 June and 12 July as its last date, postponing the tournament pushing backward to next year’s summer is the most practical decision to be made due to a couple of games from respective leagues are out of its scheduled timeline and most importantly the health of the whole community what matters the most.
Italy is one of the nations to participate and hosting for EURO 2020 is unfortunately in lockdown until April 3 as they are the worst affected country across the European nations with food stores and pharmacies left open for the public.
There are four teams left to qualify to enter the EURO 2020 tournament, and play-offs are due to start next week had been allowed to continue as long as there will be no fans coming inside the stadium.