The latest ”victim” of the global Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday was the Euro, Europe’s most well-known and beloved football championship for its national teams.
The UEFA European Football Championship, as it is officially known, was scheduled to begin on June 12 and last for thirty days.
However, according to what the Norwegian football federation announced on Tuesday afternoon, the entire championship will have to be postponed and take place next year, during the summer of 2021.
UEFA har bestemt at EM utsettes til 2021. Det skal spilles fra 11. juni til 11. juli neste år. Mer informasjon kommer.
— NorgesFotballforbund (@nff_info) March 17, 2020
The Euro 2020 championship is now scheduled to begin on June 11 and finish on July 11, 2021.
The championship would normally have taken place in twelve different European cities; however, due to coronavirus fears and the extraordinary emergency measures being taken across the continent, this will not happen.
Greece won the Euro back in the year 2004. However, the country’s national team did not manage to qualify for the final stage of the championship this time and will not participate in next year’s tournament.