Coronavirus has claimed two new major sporting events as victims in Euro 2020 and Copa America 2020. With both postponed till 2021, how does it change the scheme of things in world football?
Highlights! How Euro 2020 and Copa America postponement due to Coronavirus impacts World Football and especially Ronaldo and Messi
- Too hectic a schedule in 2020 will push players to the extreme
- The Moneyball aspect means lesser prize-money
- GOATs getting old – A Ronaldo-less Euro and a Messi-less Copa America
Coronavirus outbreak all around the world has resulted in a complete lockdown. Sporting events around the globe are now either permanently cancelled or temporarily suspended. Football fans are having a hard time as domestic leagues are put on hold. Unfortunately, Copa America and Euro 2020 have also been postponed to 2021 and so are the hopes of exciting international football.
Let’s take a look at how things will turn out and why this is not as easy as it sounds.
Too Hectic A Schedule Pushes Players To The Edge
In 2021, we have World Cup qualifiers for Qatar WC 2022 and also Europa Nation’s league.
FIFA can’t afford to take a chance with the World Cup.
It’s going to be a problem for the big teams as they have players playing at the top level. How many players can play football all year at international platform and perform at optimum level switching between International and their club teams… NONE! PERIOD.
It’s humanly impossible and makes them even more prone to injuries. You might see your favourite player on the bench or your favourite team taking the exit route because of the hectic calendar.
On top of that, the Women’s European Championship is scheduled in 2021. Marketing for Women’s euro cup will be a challenge and overlapping of calendars and rescheduling the venues is a headache and is going to hurt the profits.
The biggest of them all will be the FIFA Club World Cup. Giants from Europe participating in this competition won’t feel so good about it looking at the amount of money it makes. It’s not easy to just cancel FIFA CWC because of its return on investment.
GOATs Getting Old
Their fans love to see them play in International colours. Now all of us have to wait to witness Messi and Ronaldo at the international stage once again as Copa America & Euro 2020 stand cancelled.
Both Ronaldo and Messi are still far better than any other player out there but it is evident that age does affect your game in a certain way. Argentina and Portugal depend on their talismans respectively and if both of them slow down, the fortune won’t shine bright for both the teams.