The latest in football news – EURO 2020 postponed combating the current spread of the Coronavirus epidemic. UEFA has announced the postponement of its flagship national team competition to prioritize health and avoiding putting pressure on all organizations involved in the matches of the league. The heads of the leagues around the world participated in a videoconference to talk about the future of the Euro 2020 and the current status of European football as a whole. Aleksander Čeferin, current President of UEFA addressed the fans of football for the postponement.
Aleksander Čeferin Announcement
“The health of fans, staff, and players has to be our number one priority and, in that spirit, UEFA tabled a range of options so that competitions can finish this season safely and I am proud of the response of my colleagues across European football. There was a real spirit of cooperation, with everyone recognizing that they had to sacrifice something in order to achieve the best result.”
“It was important that, as the governing body of European football, UEFA led the process and made the biggest sacrifice. Moving EURO 2020 comes at a huge cost for UEFA but we will do our best to ensure that the vital funding for grassroots, women’s football and the development of the game in our 55 countries is not affected. Purpose over profit has been our guiding principle in taking this decision for the good of European football as a whole.”
“Football is an uplifting and powerful force in society. The thought of celebrating a pan-European festival of football in empty stadia, with deserted fan zones while the continent sits at home in isolation, is a joyless one and one we could not accept to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the competition.”
What will happen now?
Further details were included in the President’s speech regarding the league’s postponement. The EURO 2020 is expected to resume its stages by December of 2020, and the tournament to be back by June of 2021.
BetVision is in full support of the UEFA, and all of Europe in this decision. May this virus be resolved for us to continue and move forward with our love for football.
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