The UEFA Executive Committee decided to cancel the 2021 UEFA Women’s and Men’s Under-19 Championships due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its effects on the staging of competitions.
In making these decisions, the UEFA Executive Committee took note that, with the government restrictions currently in place, the travelling of teams and staging of mini-tournaments would prove very difficult.
The UEFA member associations were consulted and supported the decision. Although it is unfortunate that no youth competitions can take place in the current season, the health and safety of young athletes must be prioritized in the current circumstances.
Malta was due to take part in a UEFA Under-19 Championship mini-tournament next month featuring England, Slovenia and Wales.