UEFA confuse football fans with Euro 2020 update

UEFA have confirmed that the European Championships which are due to take place next summer are still to be known as 'Euro 2020'- a move which has confused football fans.

It was announced on Tuesday that as a result of the coronavirus crisis the tournament, which was due to start in three months, has been postponed a year, and will now take place between June 11-July 11 2021.

UEFA have decided, however, than rather than changing the title of the tournament it will stay as it is in its current format.

They released a statement on Friday which read: "CONFIRMED: Although it will provisionally take place from 11 June- 11 July 2021, #EURO2020 will still be known as UEFA EURO 2020."

Supporters reacted with bemusement to the news, with one replying on Twitter : "So it's Euro 2020 that will be played in 2021. That makes sense, okay," while another added "What's the point if it's 2021. Are you really that lazy to design a new logo?"

News of the tournament's postponement comes as a disappointment to England supporters, but their manager Gareth Southgate released a statement today urging them to focus on looking after their families amid the current crisis.

"We were due to play next week and to represent you all this summer, but now is clearly not the moment for us to take centre-stage," he said.

"The heroes will be the men and women who continue working tirelessly in our hospitals and medical centres to look after our friends and families. They won’t receive the individual acclaim, but we all know their importance is beyond anything we do on the pitch.


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