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17th Mar 2020

Euro 2020 has been officially pushed back to 2021

James Fenton

The 2020 European Championships have been pushed back to 2021, Uefa has confirmed today.

Following a meeting of European football stakeholders, Uefa has confirmed that Euro 2020 will now be played between June 11 and July 11 2021. It has been pushed back due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation.

The tournament was due to take place across twelve European cities, including Dublin this summer. The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland were both scheduled to take part in play-offs next week to secure their places in the tournament.

Last week, UEFA confirmed that the current Champions League and Europa League campaigns would be put on hold as domestic leagues across Europe followed suit. It remains to be seen if the decision to push back the European Championships will allow the 2019/2020 club seasons to finish.

The Women’s European Championships is due to take place between July 7 and August 1 2021.