UEFA has postponed Euro 2020 by one year to 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Norwegian FA has revealed.
European football’s governing body has been holding an emergency video conference involving major stakeholders on Tuesday.
The Norwegian FA revealed the decision to hold the tournament from 11 June to 11 July next year will be ratified later today.
The tournament was due to take place from 12 June-12 July this year at 12 venues across Europe.
The unusual nature of the spread of venues was to mark the 60th anniversary of the competition.
The postponement provides an opportunity for European leagues that have been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic to now be completed.
The postponement will see a packed international calendar for 2021 with the UEFA Nations League and the European Under-21 Championships also scheduled to take place next summer.
The 2021 UEFA Women’s European Championship is set to take place in England and begins on 7 July, four days before the proposed men’s final.