Major decisions are being made around Europe today to determine what happens to the football season, potentially greatly impacting Celtic’s next six months.
The Scotsman report that UEFA have decided today to postpone Euro 2020 into next year, potentially allowing leagues around the continent to resume in the summer months if the recommendations of health experts and governments allow.
A video call between the organisation’s 55 member associations took place, with the decision taken to hold the international tournament in June and July next summer.
This follows from a report from The Scotsman on Sunday, which stated that the SFA and SPFL would take their lead from outcomes of today’s UEFA meeting.
Ian Maxwell, Scottish FA Chief Executive, also said yesterday in a statement: “The focus of the Scottish FA remains the public health, the emergency services and the health and safety of players, match officials, and staff across the game.
“Many thousands of fans are looking forward to the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-finals and the UEFA Nations League play-off against Israel. We understand that they, and all fans of Scottish football, will want urgent clarity about those games. We expect to be in a position after tomorrow’s UEFA conference call, to make a further announcement.”
Both the Scottish FA and the SPFL are taking a wait and see approach when it comes to what’s next but it seems unlikely that football is going to be played any time soon.
Whether the situation will improve enough for football to be played in a few months is obviously up in the air too.
The movement of Euro 2020 is significant though and it seems sensible that UEFA would provide further guidance to its member associations about how to proceed with domestic action.
Ultimately it seems everything will stem and filter out from today’s continental discussions.
With urgent clarity promised by the SFA, hopefully, we hear more in the coming hours and days.