UEFA meet on Tuesday to discuss the fate of European football which has been rampaged by the Coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged through most parts of the world.
Already, all top-flight football competitions across Europe have been suspended in the wake of COVID-19 which has been most prevalent throughout Europe. The primary concern for the sporting organizers has been to try and avoid the spreading of the virus, forcing them to initially play matches behind closed doors.
However, as managers, staff and even players still became susceptible to the Coronavirus, it was decided in each club’s best interest to suspend the competition until April, at which point competition organisers would reassess the extent to which the virus had spread.
On Tuesday 17 March, UEFA will be meet all European stakeholders to discuss the fate of European football competitions and also to come to a decision on whether the EURO 2020 will still be able to take place this season.
Priority will be got to the domestic leagues who are looking to at least find a way to finish out the season. This means that tournaments such as the EURO 2020 which were scheduled to the played in June and July may now end up only taking place as late as 2021 to accommodate the domestic leagues.
The English Premier League will be holding its own emergency meeting do decide the fate of the competition on Thursday as it looks unlikely that games will be able to resume as previously scheduled in April due to the increase in Coronavirus cases throughout Europe.
Another factor affecting the tournaments will be the travel restrictions as well as local government restrictions placed by local governments regarding large gathering as they try to curb the spread of the disease.