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 UEFAâ€™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 Europeâ€™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 UEFAâ€™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