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UEFA Postpones EURO 2020 Until Next Year Due To Coronavirus

The European football championship, due to be played in June and July 2020, has been postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic

March 18, 2020

A woman wears a medical mask walks past a sign with Euro 2020 emblem in St.Petersburg where UEFA planned to host four UEFA EURO 2020 matches, including a quarter final, in Russia. UEFA announced the postponement of its flagship national team competition, UEFA EURO 2020, due to be played in June and July this year, avoiding placing any unnecessary pressure on national public services involved in staging matches.

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The Euro 2020 logo displayed next to the entrance of the UEFA Headquarters, in Nyon, Switzerland. The UEFA meet on 17 March 2020 to discuss the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the UEFA EURO 2020 and the European Cup competitions.

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The statue of the late England player Bobby Moore outside Wembley Stadium in London. UEFA has formally proposed postponing the 2020 European Championship for one year because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Norwegian soccer association says the new tournament dates will be June 11 to July 11.

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A performer wears a horse costume near a countdown display with Euro 2020 emblem in St.Petersburg where UEFA planned to host four UEFA EURO 2020 matches, including a quarter final, Russia.

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A general view of Wembley Stadium in London. UEFA has formally proposed postponing the 2020 European Championship for one year because of the coronavirus outbreak. The Norwegian soccer association says the new tournament dates will be June 11 to July 11.

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Security guards patrol the roof of the UEFA Headquarters, in Nyon, Switzerland. The UEFA meet on 17 March 2020 to discuss the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the UEFA EURO 2020 and the European Cup competitions.

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The stature of the late England player Bobby Moore outside Wembley Stadium in London. UEFA has begun a day of consultations with European soccer leaders with the postponement of the 2020 European Championship a possibility because of the coronavirus outbreak.

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