(FILES) On this file photograph taken on February 28, 2020 reveals the UEFA emblem on the group’s headquarters in Nyon. Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP.
The subsequent ladies’s European Championship in England has been put again a yr to 2022, UEFA confirmed on Thursday, after initially being postponed as a knock-on impact of the coronavirus disaster.
European soccer’s governing physique confirmed that the competitors might be staged from July 6-31, 2022, following a gathering of its Govt Committee.
The competitors was put again after the sooner resolution to delay the lads’s European Championship by a yr to 2021 within the face of the pandemic, and the need to keep away from a conflict of the 2 tournaments.
“When we had to take an urgent decision on the postponement of UEFA Euro 2020, we always had the impact on UEFA women’s Euro 2021 in mind,” mentioned UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin.
“We have carefully considered all options, with our commitment to the growth of women’s football at the forefront of our thinking.”
Dismissing considerations that the ladies’s sport may be thought-about an afterthought, Ceferin added that the transfer to 2022 ensured that the ladies’s Euro can be given “the spotlight it deserves”.
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The ultimate of the ladies’s Euro is about to be performed at Wembley, which can be the venue for each semi-finals and the ultimate of the lads’s match.
The English FA’s director of ladies’s soccer, Sue Campbell, mentioned that the host nation backed the choice to delay the match by a yr.
“We agree that this decision will ultimately benefit the tournament, creating its own window in the football calendar. It will also allow us all more time following this challenging period to deliver an unforgettable event befitting of a home Euro,” she mentioned.