London (AFP) – England’s June friendlies against Austria and Romania have been called off after Euro 2020 was postponed for a year due to the coronavirus.
Gareth Southgate’s side were due to face Austria in Vienna on June 2 before playing Romania at Villa Park on June 7.
But UEFA have pushed back Euro 2020 until 2021 due to the deadly pandemic, prompting England to axe their warm-up games.
England had already called off their friendlies against Italy and Denmark, which had been set for March.
Those matches due to be played this month were reportedly set to be moved until June, but whether the virus spread allows them to go ahead remains to be seen.
An email to the England Supporters Travel Club read: “Today UEFA confirmed that as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, EURO 2020 will be postponed until June 2021.
“The health of all those involved in football is the priority. The move is to avoid placing any unnecessary pressure on national public services involved in staging matches and will also help all domestic competitions which are currently on hold due to the COVID-19 emergency, to be completed.
“As a result of this action from UEFA, the fixtures against Austria and Romania will no longer take place.”
200+ Channels With Sports & News
- Starting price: $33/mo. for fubo Latino Package
- Watch Premier League, World Cup, Euro 2024 & more
Live & On Demand TV Streaming
- Price: $35/mo. for Sling Blue
- Watch Premier League, World Cup & MLS
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
- Price: $9.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $13.99/mo.)
- Features Bundesliga, LaLiga, Championship, & more
2,000+ soccer games per year
- Price: $4.99/mo
- Features Champions League, Serie A, Europa League & NWSL
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
- Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
- Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
110+ channels, live & on-demand
- Price: $59.95/mo. for Plus Package
- Includes FOX, FS1, ESPN, TUDN & more
- Where to find Leicester City vs. Nottingham Forest on US TV
- Will FOX broadcast the World Cup in 4K?
- Where to find Chicago Red Stars vs. Angel City FC on US TV
- Where to find Portland Timbers vs. LAFC on US TV
- Where to find Man City vs. Man United on US TV
- FOX Sports to feature US Soccer float in Macy’s Parade
- FOX says US-England could rank in top 5 biggest games ever
- Umbro’s USA away kit better than Nike’s World Cup effort
- Man City vs Man United: TV coverage details
- Potter magic seals first league win as Chelsea boss