At their emergency meeting today, UEFA have made it official: Euro 2020 will not be held this year, and will instead be postponed 12 months, to 2021, with the associated qualifying playoff matches postponed until at least this summer as well — i.e. qualifiers will still be decided “this season”, but the competition itself won’t be played until after “next season”.
This was the decision most expected European football’s governing body to reach, which in theory gives enough time this summer for this season’s club competitions to finish out their respective seasons in some way, shape, or form (rather than just cutting everything off and dealing with the massive and complicated sporting and legal ramifications).
So as it stands Euro 2020 postponed to summer 2021.— tariq panja (@tariqpanja) March 17, 2020
Leagues to be completed over summer if they can be (guided by the virus as much as anything)
2 working groups set up: one for calendar, other to discuss financial implications.
UEFA confirmation expected afternoon.
That all depends on how quickly the COVID-19 outbreak can reach its peak and start subsiding or at least normalizing a bit. For now, football will re-examine things in a couple weeks, though most don’t expect leagues to restart until May at the earliest.
Keep your fingers crossed!