We will come out stronger than ever.". Euro 2020 has been postponed until 2021 after UEFA reached an agreement with key governing bodies on Tuesday. And now today, it's time for unity and for deciding. and offered alternatives including play-offs, not having a champion for 2019-20 or declaring the current standings final. "Aaron is a bit different. The women's European Championship is due to be held in England in the summer, and FIFA's revamped Club World Cup in China is pencilled in from June 17-July 4. The league was suspended on Thursday after the Real Madrid squad went into quarantine, while five Valencia players and staff have tested positive for coronavirus. Leagues had urged UEFA to give priority to completing domestic competitions, as clubs throughout Europe feared they would lose significant ticket and associated match-day revenue by not completing the season while still having to pay player salaries. The boards of the European Club Association and the European Leagues, and a representative of world players' union Fifpro have also been invited and discussions will cover all domestic and European competitions, including the possible postponement of Euro 2020 by one year. Will he move on? Meanwhile, the English and French football associations were also quick to back the decision, as was European Club Association chairman and Juventus president Andrea Agnelli. While the domestic leagues will welcome the news, next year's international football calendar already looks crammed. • Ronaldinho inquiry heats up Wales must wait to make their third appearance at a major championship thanks to coronavirus. "I spoke to the FIFA president [Gianni Infantino] this morning," Ceferin said. Coronavirus: Italian FA calls for Euro 2020 postponement to complete Serie A season Last updated on 15 March 2020 15 March 2020 . A fascinating and revealing look into his career. Euro 2020: Uefa to meet to discuss postponing tournament over coronavirus outbreak. Het coronavirus grijpt om zich heen in de voetbalwereld: is het EK 2020 in gevaar? flag Bale held with his international colleagues after securing Euro 2020 qualification. "We must be in good health, which is the first thing, of course. "The economic situation in Europe and in the world will harm us as well," Ceferin told the AP. If the competitions are suspended, everything is reviewed and the income is much lower. UEFA has decided to postpone this year's European Championship until 2021 because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. UEFA also said a working group has been set up with the participation of leagues and club representatives to examine calendar solutions that would allow for the completion of the season and any other consequence of the decisions made on Tuesday. And of course, it's my opinion and I think it's the only possible solution that the Club World Cup that year [2021] cannot happen.". Last updated on 15 March 202015 March 2020.From the section European Football. Information from Reuters and The Associated Press was used in this report. • Sources: PSG's Meunier to join BVB Get latest scores and headlines sent straight to your phone, sign-up to our newsletter and learn where to find us on online. • Sources: UEFA eye UCL mini-tournament. This means that European domestic leagues, postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak, are now free to complete their schedule as they wish. Watch the best shots as Nat Sciver scores 82 from 61 balls in the third T20 between England and West Indies in Derby. Flynn is better qualified than most to assess rising Welsh stars having spent eight years working with the nation's youth sides, and he is excited by Liverpool's Williams. I think if you had offered him another six months to play four or five more friendlies and look at some more young talent to bring through, he would have snapped your hand off.". "We will propose that Uefa postpone the European Championship," Gravina said. "It can only be a good thing," the former Wales forward says. La Liga president Javier Tebas said he is "convinced" the Spanish top-flight season will finish. Read about our approach to external linking. Euro 2020 has been postponed until 2021, meaning headaches for football's administrators and difficulties for fans planning to travel to the tournament. UEFA said in a statement later on Tuesday that it intends to complete the all domestic and European club competitions by June 30, 2020 at the latest. After Joe Allen ruptured his Achilles earlier this month, Joe Rodon spoke for all of Welsh football when he described the news, the latest Elis James Feast of Football podcast, There have been injury issues to contend with along with controversy over the. Ex-Wales defender Danny Gabbidon told the latest Elis James Feast of Football podcast that Allen is key for Giggs. But whenever the focus does return to football, how might the decision to reschedule the European Championship affect Giggs' squad? • UEFA postpone Euros until 2021 due to virus "I have had contacts with Italy, Germany. Sixteen playoff matches were due to be held on March 26 and 31 to decide the full line-up of nations for the tournament. "Wales have such a young team and another year of experience in any job will make you better at it. • Copa America called off until next year The Italian Football Federation has called for the postponement of Euro 2020 to give time to complete the Serie A season, which has been suspended because of coronavirus. We knew we have to stop the competitions.". Euro 2020 has been postponed until 2021 after UEFA reached an agreement with key governing bodies on Tuesday, following the global coronavirus pandemic. Uefa has invited representatives of its 55 member associations to Tuesday's video conference meeting, with Euro 2020 due to take place from 12 June-12 July at venues across Europe. FA confirm Euro 2020 stance over coronavirus fears following UEFA declaration. We are working with other leagues to match dates," Tebas told. Ceferin said it was "most likely" the women's Euro would move to 2022. Ryan Giggs' players do not know for certain when their next club games will be, never mind when they will get the chance to pull on a Wales shirt. "But you look at the midfield area now and it's probably the weakest part of our team.". Allen showed his class at Euro 2016, when he was named in the team of the tournament. "Bale has a big summer in front of him. "I am convinced that we are going to end the season. Serie A was suspended last Tuesday, with Italy the European country worst affected by the virus. Golf. Gravina now hopes the league could finish by 30 June, one month later than scheduled, but admitted it could be extended for another month and suggested players should not train at the moment. Moving the Euros to June 11-July 11 2021 means moving into a slot reserved by FIFA for its newly-expanded Club World Cup, featuring eight European clubs, which had yet to find financing or agree to a format after tensions with UEFA over the concept. The league was suspended on Thursday after the Real Madrid squad went into quarantine, while, "I am convinced that we are going to end the season. The host cities of Euro 2020, the first to be staged across the continent rather than hosted by a single or joint-host nations, were Glasgow, Dublin, Bilbao, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Munich, Rome, St Petersburg, Bucharest, Budapest and Baku, with the climax set for London's Wembley Stadium. On Sunday, Italy reported 368 more coronavirus deaths, a new one-day record in the country. Wales must wait to make their third appearance at a major championship thanks to coronavirus. Last updated on 18 March 202018 March 2020.From the section Wales. "That is the way they are - they do it in tandem. "But from a football point of view, it buys Bale and Ramsey time. UEFA has postponed Euro 2020 until the summer of 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic, with a commitment to complete European leagues and UEFA competitions by June 30. "It is at times like these, that the football community needs to show responsibility, unity, solidarity and altruism. Then there is Neco Williams, the teenage full-back who is yet to play for Wales at under-21 level, but looks a senior international star-in-waiting. The European Championship generates around €2 billion for UEFA from sponsors and broadcasters -- companies that will also feel the wider repercussions of a virus that is bringing so much of life in Europe to a standstill. Does he think it's time for a fresh start? • Sources: Barca's transfer fears over virus "Brooks has been a big loss to Wales," says Blake. "But if anything gets complicated, then we can as well do it with 11, then nine or less stadiums. Coronavirus sport cancellations: Full postponements list as Euro 2020, ... And in a huge move on March 17, Uefa announced that they were postponing Euro 2020 until the summer of 2021. "Hopefully he and Bale will have had plenty of football when the Euros eventually come around.". Wayne Hennessey has played only four times for Crystal Palace this season, Connor Roberts has had to battle for his place at Swansea City of late and Bournemouth defender Mepham is in the midst of a significant injury lay-off. "UEFA tabled a range of options so that competitions can finish this season safely, and I am proud of the response of my colleagues across European football," Ceferin said. "The news is to see how we finish the championship if there is no Euro because, if not, we are going to have serious problems. Real coach Zinedine Zidane declared last August that he would "count on" Bale, but the ex-Tottenham player has hardly been a central figure. Allen is one of the senior figures Giggs will be glad to have around, but the Wales manager has shown plenty of faith in youngsters over the last couple of years. Madrid.' The approach for now is to see what happens on Tuesday with Euro 2020 and then decide. All five of Europe's top domestic soccer leagues -- England, Spain, Italy, France and Germany -- are suspended, along with the Champions League, Europa League and World Cup qualifiers. The sporting calendar has been shredded, with a host of blue-riband events cancelled and competitions suspended, and the fate of the Tokyo Olympics this year now hangs in the balance. The 24-team European Championship, which was being held across Europe to mark UEFA's 60th anniversary, will now take place from June 11 to July 11 in 2021. That's why they are so important to Wales.". "If the league were to resume at the beginning of May, I would leave the question of training for the moment," he said. "I go back to a game - and I remind Joe of this - against Slovakia with Wales Under-17s. Analysis and opinion from our chief football writer. We are working with other leagues to match dates," Tebas told Cadena COPE.external-link. Bale has made only 18 Real Madrid appearances - and scored just three goals - in 2019-20 after seeing a move to China collapse last summer. After Joe Allen ruptured his Achilles earlier this month, Joe Rodon spoke for all of Welsh football when he described the news as "absolutely devastating". We use cookies to provide a personalized site experience. "Before he got injured, he was just getting to the stage where I thought he was going to be a £60m or £70m player, and maybe join a Chelsea or an Arsenal. For the moment, football - like all sport - feels irrelevant because of the coronavirus pandemic. "Gareth Bale is key because he is a match-winner, but I would put Joe and Aaron on a par in terms of the way the team plays and the formation," says former Wales international Brian Flynn. By continuing to use & browse the site you agree to our Privacy Policy. But the plan is that everything stays the same.". - Coronavirus cancellations and reactions in sports He dragged Aaron along that day - he absolutely ran the game and Aaron was the hod-carrier for him. From the section European Football "If Bale doesn't play, we have still got some decent players in forward areas. 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Spain is the second worst-hit country in Europe after Italy and is set to declare a national lockdown on Monday. • Man Utd extend Matic contract until 2021 (1:27).