Euro 2020 postponed by UEFA until 2021 summer due to spread of Coronavirus

Euro 2020 postponed by UEFA until 2021 summer due to spread of Coronavirus

- Euro 2020 will not hold as planned from June 12 to July 12, 2020, across 11 cities in Europe

- A meeting was held by UEFA with top European organizations before the decision was taken

- Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal will have to defend their 2016 title in 2021 in the same venues selected

Euro 2020 has been postponed until 2021 amid the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus, cited on BBC.

Europe's football governing body UEFA held a crisis meeting on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, and the decision was taken to move the tournament to the summer of 2021.

The prestigious tournament will now hold between June 11, to July 11, 2021, as against June 12, 2020, which supposed to kick off in Rome, Italy, and finish at Wembley on July 12, 2020.

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin and his crew held series of meetings before reaching the conclusion of canceling the tournament.

The final decision was taken as in an attempt to allow next club season to begin as scheduled and be the least disruptive option.

The tournament was scheduled to hold in 12 different cities across the continent to mark the competition's 60th anniversary.

The meetings also involved the European Club Association and European League boards as well as a representative of players union FIFPro.

Another set of the gathering was held with UEFA 55 member associations, including the FA.

It is understood that UEFA were reportedly looking to seek around £275million in compensation if the tournament was postponed.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier Cesc Fabregas is among the top players in Europe isolating himself from the public because of the deadly Coronavirus, cited on Football Tweet.

Games have been shifted to April due to the rate at which people are contracting the virus around the globe.

While in self-isolation, the Monaco midfielder came outside his balcony in a high rise building in France and tried to greet his neighbors.

Legit.ng also reported that Ronaldinho is not in a good state of mind in prison despite photos of him smiling, former Paraguay striker Nelson Cuevas claims after taking a selfie with the Brazilian legend.

The 40-year-old visited Ronaldinho in prison after he allegedly used fake passport into the South American nation.

And the former River Plater star admitted that the Brazilian icon is in a shadow of himself despite being kept in a decent part of the prison.

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