In line with previous decisions and based on continuous monitoring of the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on UEFA competitions, the UEFA Executive Committee, after consulting all 55 member associations, has decided to cancel and/or postpone some of them. 2020/21 junior national team competitions, taking into account the timing and specificity of each competition and age category.
The current epidemiological situation in many parts of Europe makes it unrealistic to hold youth competitions in the first months of 2021, especially as minors have to travel internationally via commercial flights and youth activities are on hold in more countries. All national federations across the continent have agreed that if international competitions are started too early, it is difficult for players to stay fit and trained.
In line with this reasoning, the UEFA Executive Committee has decided to cancel the 2020/21 UEFA European Under-17 Championship'.