Reuters was first to report on Tuesday that the Euro 2020 soccer Championship, trumpeted as a continent-wide feast of football to mark the 60th anniversary of UEFA’s flagship tournament, was postponed as the coronavirus pandemic claimed its biggest sporting casualty yet. The fate of the 24-nation, month-long showpiece due to start in June had hung in the balance ever since Europe’s domestic leagues shut down in the wake of the sweeping health crisis, which has killed around 7,500 people worldwide. The news was later confirmed with the UEFA’s official announcement that the tournament was postponed for a year.
Reuters first with Euro 2020 Championship postponement over coronavirus crisis
17 March 2020, 12:00 am. 1 minute
Topics of Interest: Sports
Type: Reuters Best
Regions: Europe / Middle East / Africa
Win Types: Speed
Story Types: Exclusive / Scoop