What it could mean for Newcastle United if Euro 2020 is postponed due to coronavirus this summer
Coronavirus could cause this summer's international tournaments to be postponed with UEFA reportedly in talks over a decision on Euro 2020.
But what could that mean for Newcastle? We take a look at the key questions.
WHY THE DISRUPTION?
The fast-spreading coronavirus has caused the suspension of the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two amidst fears mass gatherings would spread the virus further.
And football across Europe has also faced unprecedented disruption.
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WHAT WOULD THAT MEAN FOR NEWCASTLE UNITED?
Several outlets - including L’Equipe in France - have reported that both UEFA competitions this season will be suspended and the European Championships will be moved back to the end of next season.
That would allow for the Premier League and the EFL, as well European leagues, to reach a conclusion in the summer.
Normally, the football season in England finishes May, with the European Championships kicking off in June and ending in July, before the new season begins at the end of August.
By delaying the European Championships, the club season could be extended through June and July, with August remaining clear for pre-season.
COULD THIS IMPACT NEXT SEASON?
The plans would likely lead to a delay at the start of the season, which could see a later end at the end of the campaign.
WHAT ABOUT OTHER COMPETITIONS?
There is also the World Cup in Qatar, which is scheduled to start in November 2022 and finish in December, to consider.
The competition is set to take place in winter due to the high temperatures in the Middle East.