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Ireland's Play-Off Against Slovakia Postponed Until June

Ireland's Play-Off Against Slovakia Postponed Until June

With UEFA confirming today that EURO 2020 has been postponed until 2021, the Republic of Ireland's play-off against Slovakia has also been pushed back until the international window at the start of June, subject to review.

In their statement, released this afternoon, UEFA say:

All UEFA competitions and matches (including friendlies) for clubs and national teams for both men and women have been put on hold until further notice. The UEFA EURO 2020 Play-off matches and international friendlies, scheduled for the end of March, will now be played in the international window at the start of June, subject to a review of the situation.

The Euros are now proposed to take place between 11 June - 11 July 2021. UEFA add that "UEFA would like to reassure existing ticket buyers and hospitality clients that if they cannot attend the tournament in 2021, the face value of their tickets and packages will be refunded in full. Within the next month, further information on the refund process will be communicated to existing ticket buyers via e-mail and on euro2020.com/tickets."

UEFA will now focus on trying to devise a plan to finish the club seasons:

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A working group has been set up with the participation of leagues and club representatives to examine calendar solutions that would allow for the completion of the current season and any other consequence of the decisions made today.

Copa America has also been postponed until 2021, meaning European based players will be available for their clubs this summer.

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Mark Farrelly
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