NYON, Switzerland (AP)– UEFA canceled next year’s Under-17 European Champions for males and females on Friday due to the fact that of the coronavirus pandemic.

Both yearly soccer competitions had been arranged for Might, with Cyprus hosting the males and the Faeroe Islands making its continental hosting debut for the ladies.

” The present epidemiological situation in lots of parts of Europe (is) making it impractical to hold youth competitions in the very first months of 2021,” UEFA said.

Issues were mentioned about having teens take a trip on commercial flights and preparing gamers for the tournaments.

The UEFA executive committee decided the annual under-19 competitions will go ahead. They are set up for later in the European summertime in Romania and Belarus.

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