Euro 2021? Copa America 2021? Major continental football competitions postponed


Euro 2021? Copa America 2021? Major continental football competitions postponed

Two of the biggest continental football competitions in the world, Euro 2020 and Copa America 2020, have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Firstly, UEFA announced through a statement released on Tuesday that the Euros will be rescheduled to the summer of 2021, with the dates of June 11 to July 11 2021 being proposed.


The European footballing body also announced that the Euro 2020 playoffs that were set to be played this month, will be played in June 2020.


This decision was taken in order to allow the major club football competitions, including the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League, to be played during the summer.


The statement did not confirm the new dates for the finals of the Champions League and the Europa League, but June 27 and June 24 have been reported respectively.


UEFA President, Aleksander Ceferin said that "In the face of this crisis, football has shown its best side with openness, solidarity and tolerance."


Across the Atlantic Ocean, CONMEBOL have also decided to postpone the Copa America, which was set to be played between June 12 and July 12 this summer, to the summer of 2021 instead.


Speaking on the matter, CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez said that "It wasn't easy to take this decision but we must safeguard at all times the health of our players and all those who form part of the big South American football family."


The rescheduled tournament is set to be played between June 11 and July 11 2021.