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Published On: Tue, Apr 28th, 2020

European Championships To Retain Euro 2020 Name despite 2021 Shift

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Following the postponement of UEFA EURO 2020 to the summer of 2021 and after a thorough internal review as well as several discussions with partners, the Executive Committee has decided that the tournament will still be known as UEFA EURO 2020.
This decision allows UEFA to keep the original vision of the tournament to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the European Football Championships (1960 – 2020).
It will furthermore serve to remember how the whole football family came together to respond to the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic and the difficult times Europe, and the world, had to go through in 2020.
This choice is in line with UEFA’s commitment to make UEFA EURO 2020 sustainable and not to generate additional amounts of waste. A lot of branded material had already been produced by the time of the tournament’s postponement. A change to the name of the event would have meant the destruction and reproduction of such items.
The Committee heard that options for rearrangement or postponement of the tournament will be presented and analysed by the National Team Competitions Committee on 11 May, with a final decision being taken at the Executive Committee on 27 May 2020.

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