UEFA declines rumor of received requests from federations in postponing EURO 2020


The cause of the coronavirus interrupts top-tier leagues with its scheduled fixtures, having teams from countries across the European continent are affected either to play within closed doors or postponed for a couple of weeks to avoid continuation of its spread until the outbreak settle.

UEFA remains positive seeing EURO 2020 continue with its targeted timeline from June 12 to July 12.

However, speculation rolled out mentioning their name about postponing UEFA EURO 2020 until 2021 as requested by several federations to complete their respective championships, and the idea was mentioned considered by the UEFA organization.

According to The Sun, news been told that a task-force has been set up, with members discussing the logistics of moving matches to less-affected areas this summer.

In contrary to this, UEFA spokesman declines of any speculation as said on Tuesday, “We did not receive a single request from national associations to postpone the tournament,” he said.

“Euro 2020 will kick off on June 12, 2020, in Rome. UEFA is in contact with the relevant international and local authorities regarding the coronavirus and its development. There is no need to change the planned schedule. The issue is under constant review.” said by UEFA.

Having EURO 2020 hosting across 12 countries and Italy as one to be held in Rome yet currently on lockdown, it might be possible for them not to host any fixtures in its current state.

The first leg of the EURO 2020 play-off where match between Slovakia and Ireland scheduled on March 20 would resume without supporting fans surrounding the stadium for safety measures.

Ticket sales for play-off match of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Northern Ireland were also suspended, while the other two fixtures Scotland against Israel and Bulgaria against Hungary are still intact. All four matches would return scheduled on March 31.