Per a new report from Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, or ZDF, UEFA and the European Club Association (ECA) have agreed in principle to a deal that would move this summer’s Euro 2020 competition to the following summer effectively making it Euro 2021. This is mainly in response to the coronavirus epidemic that has ravaged Europe this year and caused delays in the domestic football calendars of most European countries.
Die UEFA hat die nationalen Ligen und die Europäische Klubvereinigung ECA darüber informiert, dass sie die für diesen Sommer geplante Fußball-EM in den Sommer 2021 verschieben will. Die Ligen und die ECA haben dem Vorschlag nach ZDF-Informationen zugestimmt. 1/2 #euro2020 pic.twitter.com/weQntQ2NNU— ZDF Sport (@ZDFsport) March 17, 2020
UEFA has informed the national leagues and the European Club Association (ECA) that it intends to postpone the European Football Championship scheduled for this summer until the summer of 2021. The leagues and the ECA have agreed to the proposal according to information from ZDF.
This is important for a couple different reasons. First and foremost, it will allow the various leagues to complete their seasons without the Euro 2020 competition hovering over them due to the unprecedented postponements due to the coronavirus outbreak.
How it will play out this summer will ultimately depend on when the various leagues will be able to resume play. Bayern Munich might still have a shot at the Champions League now. I know of at least one person who is happy about this, and that’s Niklas Süle since he will no longer have to miss the tournament.
Thomas Müller quickly picked up the news and agreed that this was “the only right choice”:
Die einzig richtige Entscheidung #UEFA #EM2021 #COVID2019 #corona #esmuellert https://t.co/TMdWu3XIih— Thomas Müller (@esmuellert_) March 17, 2020