Why postponing Euro 2020 was UEFA's only option to finishing domestic seasons | ESPN FC

ESPN FC’s Gab Marcotti says domestic leagues would have “no shot” at completing their seasons without UEFA’s decision to move Euro 2020 to 2021. Marcotti adds that “a lot of money is on the line” when it comes to concluding the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League knockout rounds and moving the Euros was the best way to “minimize the financial hit” for all parties involved.

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  • smart choice

    Aaron T 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • The final is in Rome. It was never going to happen.

    brodemonz 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • Why does gabe marcotti come across as a snob? In fact the whole cast of espn fc seems to be a collection of immature douchebags who act like they’re in high school

    Saf 299 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • This is a midterm break for footballer's.

    Brian Harkin 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • Why not use this delay to get domestic leagues and continental cup tourneys in sync with the next world cup, which will be played during the winter?

    Joshua Swiatek 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • Liverpool to loose all their remaining games 😂

    Bughatii Lovren 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • These are all scenarios and plans… Realistically Europe is fucked!! Key countries Italy, Spain, France, UK and Germany won't have any activities of any kind in the near future… They can plan all they want with domestic seasons but it simply just won't be completed…

    Italy is right now 10x worse than China (they're at 32k+ cases with no signs of slowing down and country have only been in lock down for 1 week) … China needed 7 weeks of complete isolation for it to be somewhat safe now (10-30 cases a day)… but nowhere near back to normal. Spain is on the same path with no signs of slowing.

    den525 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • What impact will it have on World Cup qualifying or even the actual World Cup

    Francisco Leon 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • 210th comment 📳🈶🈚️🈸

    Book of shadows contributor Brian 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • It’s not coming home in 2020 but it come home 2021 maybe

    Ruben Martinez 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • listening to this guy is unbearable

    Amlak b 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • Only 1 province of China has school open out of 26 provinces, China still have 14 days mandatory quarantine to travel between two provinces….
    South Korea have cancelled all sports till September, No concerts till October and no mass gathering till August.
    Until there is a vaccine, life is not returning to normal.
    China and South Korea is worried about having another outbreak in a different cities if isolation relaxed
    Zero chance in June games will be played in Europe

    Robert Lee 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • Good for us 🇳🇱🧡🦁

    Nick van Betuw 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • I hate glory hunters and plastic fans. An example, when some one says "I support Real Madrid,Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Juventus", but they have no relation to that area. Its thanks to the plastic fans that the atmosphere is boring in the stadiums.

    Alejandro Vera 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • "Players are guaranteed time off" they will have had several months off by that point! They need more time off???

    Aloof F8 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • I'm confused so Euro 2020 is postponed to 2021 so do we start calling it Euro 2021 or continue with Euro 2020 since it was due to play this summer but now got moved to summer 2021

    Mr Soccer #1 Fan 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • What if there is a playoff in premier League
    And city beat liverpoll😱

    Ajay Mahara 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • Having the women's and men's Euro same time could be a good thing.

    Jim West 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • What’s happening with the copa Americans

    A grumpy Dog 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • We gotta look at the positives, my beatiful country, Portugal has renowed it's european title for another year, look out for the french

    Remember Eder 🙂

    Obrigado pela sua visita 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • my prediction: no football at all most of this year

    Mile Pavlovic 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • at least this is a good news for Liverpool

    Kevin Wang 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • he said "um" and "uhh" about 50 times

    Raoul Duke 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • "uhh.. um… uhh… um… uhh.. umm" Gab Marcotti

    Raoul Duke 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • good little sheep, believe what you're told

    Raoul Duke 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • England winner Euro 2020

    Tomas Korcak 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • Its coming home the premier league

    MrKaravaj 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • Merda fan Gab desperate to get Inter another undeserved title. No playoffs needed, Juve vs Lazio is the best you're gonna get if it comes to that. Seasons should be completed anyway, no matter when that is

    Alex ab 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • One chinese guy eats a wild animal and I can't celebrate by birthday, we live in weird times.

    paco ramon 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • They'll resume by Jun next 2 months millions will get infected

    Ragnar river 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • Cina defeat the whole world.
    They just prove who is the Super Power Country now.

    ROSINANTE CORAZON 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • Hey, we could randomly pick winners of euro 2020!

    Nikola Jevtic 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • 😡😡😡😡😡

    Ali hadad 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • Covid isn't as aggressive as Spanish flu however. In 1918/19 It remind active for two years (in two very different stages) and only came to an end because it had infected the whole planet ( bar Australia) and burnt out. Killing 100 000000 people before mutating into a harmless version of itself. Covid is a corona so it wont have anywhere near the fatalities

    Thirdeye147 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • So when Klopp and Pep complain about the football schedule being too congested…now you see where they're coming from. There is almost no flexibility to move these tournaments

    BoxOfOranges84 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • Makes sense what Gab said

    Sam 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • Reading this news and copa America had me depressed af

    Huxble 'infinity 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • What happens if it's a recurring theme? Who's to say this won't become a regular occurrence now? In that case you can bet it'll get cancelled in 2021 as well. It's just funny, I don't remember sporting events getting cancelled during H1N1 (swine flu) in 2009, and that was by far much more serious to younger folks than COVID-19. Nobody is going to cry if these boomers start dying off. In fact, the better off this planet would be.

    Miguel Vale 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • Gab always looks like he's out of breath right before he speaks

    TB K 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply
  • I don't understand what everyone is on about. There is only one solution, play the league as and when you can and complete the season then, why are we worrying about a season that's not started over a season that's almost over?

    Kritav Shah 03/25/2020 7:38 pm Reply

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