Union of European Football Associations, UEFA has postponed Euro 2020 until next summer, the Norwegian FA stated.
Euro 2020 was scheduled to begin on June 12 for one month, but the decision has been made to postpone the finals due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has wreaked havoc on the sporting calendar.
The tournament, which involves 24 nations and takes place across 12 host cities, will instead be played in the summer of 2021, starting on June 11 and ending on July 11.
“Uefa has decided that the Euros should be postponed until 2021. It will be played from 11 June to 11 July next year,” the Norwegian FA tweeted.
This effectively means that for the first time ever, European nations will play a major tournament in an odd year.
The proposal was agreed during a video conference with all 55 of its affiliated national football federations and representatives of clubs, leagues, and players.