Euro 2020

UEFA EURO 2020 to keep its original name

Although the tournament’s been postponed to 2021, there will be no name change: read the UEFA statement

Thursday, April 23, 2020

UEFA EURO 2020 to keep its original name

The first European Championship to take place across the whole of the continent will be played in the summer of 2021 but will continue to be called UEFA EURO 2020. This is the decision that the UEFA Executive Committee, which held a video conference meeting today, has come to after an in-depth internal review and discussions with partners.

UEFA has released the following statement on its website:

This decision allows UEFA to keep the original vision of the tournament, which was set to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the European Football Championship (1960–2020).

It will furthermore serve as a reminder of how the whole football family came together to respond to the extraordinary circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, and of the difficult times that Europe, and the world, had to go through in 2020.

This choice is in line with UEFA's commitment to make UEFA EURO 2020 sustainable and not to generate additional amounts of waste. A lot of branded material had already been produced by the time of the tournament's postponement. A name change for the event would have meant the destruction and reproduction of such items.