U19 European Championships canceled for 2nd straight yearPTI | Nyon | Updated: 23-02-2021 21:17 IST | Created: 23-02-2021 21:17 IST
The annual Under-19 European Championships in men's and women's soccer were canceled Tuesday for the second straight year.
UEFA said government-imposed rules amid the coronavirus pandemic led to the decision.
“The traveling of teams and staging of mini-tournaments would prove very difficult,” UEFA said.
The men's tournament was to have more than 50 countries playing in qualifying groups in March, leading to an eight-team final event in Romania starting June 30.
Women's qualifiers were scheduled in April ahead of a final tournament in Belarus in July.
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