The national team football windows of October and November 2020 will now feature triple-headers instead of double-headers, thus allowing the postponed European Qualifiers Play-Offs to be rescheduled at the beginning of the respective windows, on 8 October and 12 November.
The group stage matches of the 2020/21 UEFA Nations League will be played on the following match-days: 3/4/5 and 6/7/8 September as originally scheduled but the October dates which were due to be 8/9/10 October have now been changed to October 10/11 and 11/12/13 October changed to October 13/14 October. The November dates have been changed from 12/13/14 to 14/15 and from 15/16/17 to 17/18 November 2020.
Malta was due to play the Faroe Islands in Torshavn on September 3 and then host Latvia on September 6 – two dates which should be confirmed. On the other hand, the game away from home against Andorra will be played on October 10 or 11 and that against Latvia in Riga on October 13 or 14. Malta hosts Andorra on November 14 or 15 and the Faroe Islands on November 17 or 18.
Friendly matches will be played on 7/8 October and 11/12 November.
The fixtures with confirmed dates and kick-off times will be announced in due course by UEFA
As regards EURO 2020, the 12 original host cities have been confirmed as venues for the final tournament in the summer of 2021 and consequently the updated match schedule was also approved.
2019/21 UEFA European Under-21 Championship
A new format was approved for the 2019/21 UEFA European Under-21 Championship with the final tournament being split over two periods, with the original venues of Hungary and Slovenia still hosting both parts of the final tournament.
The qualification competition that is currently underway will finish in September, October and November 2020. Malta still has to play six matches: the two home games against Ukraine and Finland which were postponed in March, three home games against Northern Ireland, Romania and Denmark and the away clash to Romania.
The nine group-winners and the five best runners-up will be joined by hosts Hungary and Slovenia for a group stage of four groups of four from 24 to 31 March 2021, with groups hosted by Hungary and by Slovenia.
The four group-winners and the four runners-up will then qualify for the final tournament which will be played as a straight knock-out final eight (quarter-finals and semi-finals in Hungary and Slovenia and the final in Ljubljana) from 31 May to 6 June 2021.
2020/21 UEFA Regions’ Cup
The 2020/21 edition of the competition has been cancelled.
2020-22 UEFA European Under-19 Championship
The introduction of the recently approved new format with teams split into three different leagues with promotion and relegation and a final tournament involving eight teams in the summer of 2022 has been postponed to the 2021/23 edition of the competition. Consequently, there will be a 2021-22 UEFA European Under-19 Championship played under the standard format that had been used until now.
UEFA medical protocol and matches behind closed doors
The key principles of the UEFA medical protocol were approved, and detailed guidelines will now be finalised over the next few weeks to ensure that a thorough sanitary plan be put in place to protect the health of all participants to UEFA matches when the competitions resume.
UEFA will be regularly assessing the situation across the continent and will liaise with local authorities to see when spectators could gradually return.