UEFA has postponed Euro 2020 until the summer of 2021 to let European leagues to finish their seasons.
The decision was made after UEFA held number of conference calls with 55 members of associations, the board of the European Club Association and the board of the European Leagues.
Euro 2020 was to be held in 12 different cities and was to begin June 12, but from UEFA decided that it is more important all European competitions to be finished before Euro 2020.
According to the Norwegian FA, UEFA decided to move Euro 2020 to 2021 and the new dates of the beginning will be from 11 June to 11 July.
However, the leagues across Europe have been canceled for now in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has seen more than 169,000 people become infected with the virus around the world.
The World Health Organisation stated that the epicentre of the pandemic, which started in China in the end of last year, is exactly Europe.
The speed of the spread of coronavirus has stunned everyone and this is exactly the main reason why all European football was halted.
From nowhere, football players, the coaches and the staff got infected with the virus, the competitions had to be suspended, travel restrictions to a lot of main countries were put in place and a lot of European countries were placed into lockdown.
It was expected that Euro 2020 will be postponed it is not a surprise for anyone. There are going to be financial penalties, logistical challenges and fixture congestion but this conversations are for another day.
The main priority in these hard times not only for the football, but for the whole humanity, must remain the health of the people.