Just hours after it was confirmed that Ireland's Euro 2020 play-off against Slovakia will be played behind closed doors due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus, it seems as though Euro 2020 itself is in real jeopardy.
Per Adriano Del Monte of Fox Sports Asia, UEFA are considering a request from a number of European football bodies to postpone the tournament until 2021.
This is with the hope that domestic leagues could use the summer period to close out their season which is currently being impacted by the spread of the virus.
BREAKING: Several European federations ask UEFA to postpone EURO 2020 until 2021, in order to complete their respective championships.
The idea is being considered by UEFA.
— Adriano Del Monte (@adriandelmonte) March 10, 2020
As the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 continues to increase in various parts of Europe, the football calendar is sure to see further disruption over the coming weeks.
All sport in Italy has been suspended and a number of matches in La Liga and the Champions League are set to take place behind closed doors this month. With Euro 2020 just over three months away, it is looking increasingly likely that the tournament will be affected in some capacity.
The news that UEFA are considering a plan B for Euro 2020 will be of huge interest to Irish football supporters ahead of the upcoming play-off, with a number of games set to take place at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.