Upcoming 2020 Football Events to Consider
With the COVID-19, the fate of the football current events is quite uncertain. With the Euro 2020 football tournament postponed into 2021 due to the pandemic, the sport has reached a halt until things finally become safe and get back to normal. That being said, considering that WHO deemed Europe as the epicenter of the outbreak, many countries are issuing lockdowns in the attempt to stop the spread of the virus.
While this means that the world of football may be on pause at the moment, it does not mean that the situation will last forever. Here are the most anticipated upcoming football matches of 2020, along with their rescheduled dates (if they got canceled).
Women’s Champions League Final 2020
Women’s football has seen extensive growth in the past few years, which is why more and more tournaments representing them are taking place. Originally set for May 24th, the Women’s Champion’s League has been postponed indefinitely due to the Coronavirus pandemic. No decision has been taken in regard to the new date, and it is also not certain whether or not they will be rescheduled in the current format or shortened.
Champions League Final 2020
Originally starting on Saturday, May 30, the 2020 final Champion’s League should have been packed with greatness. Manchester United, Liverpool, Barcelona – quite a number of players were scheduled to play for the grand prize. Set to take place at the Atatürk Olympic Stadium of Turkey. UEFA is still trying to bring their competition to a close, so reports say that the date of the finals has been set to the 27th of June.
England Premier League 2020
Amidst the Pandemic, the organizers responsible for the football events of England are determined that the games need to go on. The league this year will “absolutely come to a conclusion”. Sources of ESPN say that the games could once more begin at the end of April or the beginning of May – which is why the Premier League announced that they are planning to resume the show starting April 30. Until then, people may bet on football matches virtually and reap their winnings once the pandemic comes to an end.
UEFA Euro 2020
The UEFA Nations League has been postponed for the next 12 months and rescheduled for June-July of the next year. Originally, it was set to take place between June 12th and July 12th. Considering that it should have been the 60th birthday of the EURO championship, the UEFA should have taken place in 12 different cities and broadcasted on TV channels such as Univision or ESPN.
Summer Olympics 2020
These international football events were set to take place in 6 different cities of Japan, between July 24 and August 9 this year. That being said, even though it was moved up to 24 July – 9 August, the XXXII Olympiad still decided that they will keep the common name “Tokyo 2020.” The women’s competition is slightly the more popular option, as it comes second after the World Cup. Plus, while set in Japan, it will bring a variety of players from Wales, Scotland, England, and Northern Ireland as well – which will make it an interesting watch.
The Bottom Line
Luckily, more football matches are being postponed rather than being canceled. Some have been set for this year, whereas others have been scheduled for the next year. While it is difficult to come up with the exact dates for the events at this point, you may look forward to seeing these matches at their rescheduled date.