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Feb 23, 2021
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UEFA Cancels U-19 European Football Championship Amid COVID Pandemic

The Executive Committee of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has decided to cancel the 2021 UEFA European Under-19 Championship due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It was supposed to take place in Romania from June 30 to July 13.

Also on the UEFA website it is reported that the European Championship among girls under 19 will be canceled. These competitions were to take place in Belarus from July 21 to August 2.

The UEFA Executive Committee notes that due to the restrictions associated with the pandemic, it is difficult to organize the movement of teams and the holding of tournaments.

Earlier, the press service of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) announced that the European Football Championship will be held in 12 cities, as previously planned.

According to UEFA Chief Executive Alexander Čeferin, the Euro is the flagship tournament of national teams in Europe and a vital source of funding for the massive and wider development of football.

The tournament matches are planned to be held from June 11 to July 11, 2021 in 12 European cities, including St. Petersburg and Baku.

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