UEFA has cancelled the deliberate finals of its Under-19 European Championships for each women and men because of the impression of the COVID-19 pandemic, the confederation stated on Tuesday.
The males’s match was as a result of be held in Romania from June 30 with the ladies’s occasion scheduled for Belarus from July 21.
The Romanian capital Bucharest is likely one of the 12 host cities for the postponed males’s Euro 2020 match with UEFA anticipated to decide on the plans for that occasion on March 5.
“In making these decisions, the UEFA Executive Committee took note that, with the government restrictions currently in place the travelling of teams and staging of mini-tournaments would prove very difficult,” UEFA stated in a press release.
“The UEFA member associations were consulted and supported the decision. Although it is unfortunate that no youth competitions can take place in the current season, the health and safety of young athletes must be prioritized in the current circumstances,” they added.
UEFA additionally determined to maneuver the Futsal Champions League Finals from Belarus to Zagreb.
The governing physique for European soccer is hoping that vaccination efforts will permit it to stay to its authentic plan for June’s fundamental pan-European match.
The 24-nation, month-long showpiece, a serious income generator for UEFA and nationwide federations throughout Europe, was postponed by 12 months after final yr’s COVID-19 outbreak.
The host cities are Glasgow, Dublin, Bilbao, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Munich, Rome, St Petersburg, Bucharest, Budapest and Baku, with the semis and last set for London’s Wembley Stadium.