The European Football Association announced on March 20, three days after the new dates were set for the next European Championship (11 June 2021 – 11 July 2021), that the competition will not change its name, before it retracts its decision.
Its executive committee, which met via video on Thursday, confirmed this decision, as the UEFA is allowed to “preserve its original vision of the tournament,” meaning celebration of the 60th anniversary of the competition, the last stage of which was disputed for the first time in 1960. , As shown by this sports body, which is based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The Executive Committee continues her speech by saying, “It is a step to remember how the entire football family united to respond to the extraordinary situation caused by the Covid 19 pandemic and we remember the difficult times that Europe and the world went through in 2020.”
“On the basis of mathematical merit”
In a related context, the European Football Association (UEFA) said Thursday that qualification for the next season’s Champions League should be based on “sporting merit” in the event that local leagues cannot be completed in light of the continued outbreak of the Coruna virus.
The Continental Confederation stressed that countries should “explore all possible options” to end the season that has stopped since mid-March because of “Covid-19”, explaining “if the local championship is ended prematurely for legitimate reasons … the Federation will ask (from the leagues) to choose clubs European Union competitions for the 2020-2021 season on the basis of sporting merit “based on the results of the current season.