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UEFA Admit Error Over ‘EURO 2020’ Name For 2021 Tournament

File: A board shows the teams and Spanish soccer participant Iker Casillas (R) through the UEFA Euro 2020 soccer competitors last attract Bucharest on November 30, 2019. Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP


UEFA had been compelled into an embarrassing about-turn Friday after they mistakenly tweeted that Euro 2020 would maintain its authentic title regardless of being pushed again to 2021 because of the coronavirus.

“Although it will provisionally take place from 11 June – 11 July 2021, #EURO2020 will still be known as UEFA EURO 2020,” UEFA had confidently stated on Twitter.

Nevertheless, simply hours later, they had been much less assured.

“With apologies for the earlier error, to be clear no decision has yet been made on the name of the rearranged EURO to be held in 2021. The earlier tweet was sent by mistake,” they tweeted.

EURO 2020 has been pushed again 12 months to June 11 to July 11 subsequent 12 months to clear the way in which for suspended home competitions to wrap up if situations permit.

UEFA stated the postponement “will help all domestic competitions, currently on hold due to the COVID-19 emergency, to be completed” because it made a “commitment” to ending membership seasons by June 30.

Twenty of the 24 nations set to participate within the Euro have already certified, however play-offs to find out the ultimate 4 contributors, as a result of be performed this month, have been postponed.

UEFA stated these matches, and different scheduled friendlies, can be performed in June topic to a evaluate of the scenario.


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