UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin had organized a video conference meeting for all 55 of the group’s associations Tuesday morning and an important decision was taken: Euro 2020 soccer tournament was postponed until June 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic.
Soccer has ground to a halt across the continent in recent days. Many matches were suspended as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. European Championship this year was being held across Europe to mark UEFA's 60th anniversary. All UEFA competitions and matches (including friendlies) for clubs and national teams for both men and women have been put on hold until further notice, including playoffs. A working group has been set up with the participation of leagues and club representatives to examine calendar solutions that would allow for the completion of the season.
All five of Europe's top domestic soccer leagues – that means England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany - are suspended. "It is at times like these, that the football community needs to show responsibility, unity, solidarity and altruism," UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said in a statement. This year's 12-nation Copa America was also postponed until 2021 on Tuesday.