U19 European Championships canceled for 2nd straight yr

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NYON, Switzerland (AP) — The annual Below-19 European Championships in males’s and girls’s soccer had been canceled Tuesday for the second straight yr.

UEFA mentioned government-imposed guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic led to the choice.

“The touring of groups and staging of mini-tournaments would show very tough,” UEFA mentioned.

The lads’s match was to have greater than 50 international locations taking part in in qualifying teams in March, resulting in an eight-team remaining occasion in Romania beginning June 30.

Ladies’s qualifiers had been scheduled in April forward of a remaining match in Belarus in July.

The 2020 editions had been canceled in Northern Eire and Georgia, respectively for women and men.

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