April 2 – The 2021 women’s European Championship in England is the latest tournament to be put back a year due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to unconfirmed reports
The tournament was always expected to be shifted after the men’s Euro 2020 and the Tokyo Olympics were both postponed until 2021.
Three European teams – England, the Netherlands and Sweden – have already qualified for the Olympics which includes women’s football so moving the women’s Euros to 2022 will avoid two female football competitions in the same summer.
“No formal decision [on the postponement of the women’s Euros] has been made yet but it is indeed a likely option,” said UEFA.
But a Danish FA statement read: “The women’s Euros and the [men’s] Under-21 European Championship is moved from the summer of 2021 to the following summer because of the fact that both the Olympics and the men’s Euros will take place in the summer of 2021.”
England women’s manager Phil Neville was set to lead what will be a Great Britain squad in Tokyo but his contract runs run out before next year’s events take place and the English FA has yet to say whether it will be extended.
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