Scotland will need to wait a year before seeing if they are to contest the Euro 2020 tournament.

The world of sport has been in collapse recently as major sporting events globally are cancelled. Scottish football has fallen victim of this too, with the game across all levels suspended until further notice.

Scottish FA Chief Executive Ian Maxwell has a job on his hands (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Despite this, the national team may still have had to play Israel in a Euro 2020 play-off semi-final in the short-term future. Should they have won that, Scotland would then have taken on Norway or Serbia for a place at the prestigious tournament.

It won’t happen this year though as the competition has been moved back until 2021. The decision comes after UEFA held a conference call with its 55 member associations today.

The Norwegian FA have announced that it has been held back a year as domestic leagues across Europe try to work out how to finish their respective domestic leagues. Euro 2020 will take place next year between 11 June – 11 July.

In recent days, Europe has been described as the epicentre of the virus, having originally been China at the start of this outbreak.

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