The highly anticipated international sporting event, UEFA European Championship that was initially going be to held for a month from 12th June to 12th July 2020 across multiple European cities has been postponed for a year until 2021, due to unprecedented events and developments that have been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. At present, the provisional dates of the European Championship have been postponed to 11th June to 11th July 2021.
In the face of what has been dubbed ‘the biggest crisis that football faced in its history’, UEFA has formed two (2) groups:
- One group is to analyze the viability of resuming and concluding the current club season; and
- The other group will “assess the economic, financial and regulatory impact of the Covid-19 outbreak and propose measures to help mitigate the consequences of the pandemic”.
Another major football sporting event that was scheduled to be held this year, Copa América, has also been postponed to take place next year by the South American Football Federation.
In light of the outbreak and rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus worldwide, nations have been canceling or postponing events all over the world, such as sporting events, music festivals, and more. With these measures, authorities and organizations all over the world are performing their social responsibilities in curtailing and preventing any further spread of the COVID-19 virus.