Bad news for Football fans as COPA America and Euro 2020 have been postponed till next year amid the dread virus outbreak in the world.
UEFA and the European Club Association (ECA) have agreed to a deal to postpone the Euro’s until 2021.
UEFA has informed national leagues and the European Club Association (ECA) that it intends to postpone the European Football Championship scheduled for this summer until the summer of 2021. The leagues and the ECA have agreed to the proposal.
Die UEFA hat die nationalen Ligen und die Europäische Klubvereinigung ECA darüber informiert, dass sie die für diesen Sommer geplante Fußball-EM in den Sommer 2021 verschieben will. Die Ligen und die ECA haben dem Vorschlag nach ZDF-Informationen zugestimmt. 1/2 #euro2020 pic.twitter.com/weQntQ2NNU
— ZDF Sport (@ZDFsport) March 17, 2020
The Copa America due to kick off in June in Argentina and Colombia was on Tuesday (Mar 17) postponed by a year to 2021.
The announcement came shortly after UEFA’s similar decision to also push back Euro 2020 by 12 months.
The Copa is South America’s main continental competition between national sides and had been scheduled to run between June 12-Jul 12.
The competition was being staged for the first time in two countries rather than one.
The finals featuring 12 teams, for this edition included invitees Australia and Qatar.
Club football all over the world has been suspended due to the coronavirus leaving teams and leagues sweating on whether they will be able to finish the current season.
Many governments have imposed travel restrictions, bans on sports events and even total lockdowns on their populations’ movements.
The suspension of the COPA America and Euro increases the chances of domestic leagues being brought to a conclusion, as long as such social limitations are lifted in the coming weeks or months.
Globally, the cases of deadly coronavirus has soared to 198,716, from which nearly 8000 patient have lost their lives while more than 80000 have been recovered.