Euro 2020 has been postponed until 2021 due to the Coronavirus Covid 19 pandemic.
It’s likely that each member of the national football teams undergoes some type of private coronavirus testing in advance of the tournament to ensure that all players are either free of the virus or have acquired immmunity.
The postponement of the Euros to proposed dates of Friday 11 June until Sunday 11 July 2021 and the likely postponement of next summer’s women’s Euros to 2022 were two of a flurry of measures announced on a day when football’s authorities showed determination to give leadership at a time the Uefa president, Aleksander Ceferin, called “the biggest crisis that football faced in its history”.
A statement from European football’s governing body read: “UEFA today announced the postponement of its flagship national team competition, UEFA EURO 2020, due to be played in June and July this year.
“The health of all those involved in the game is the priority, as well as to avoid placing any unnecessary pressure on national public services involved in staging matches.
“The move will help all domestic competitions, currently on hold due to the COVID 21 emergency, to be completed.”