Both England and Wales have qualified for Euro 2020 meaning there will be quite a few Manchester United players definitely playing in the tournament.
The question now for UEFA is whether to postpone the competition for a year — to allow domestic seasons finish, but as things stand Euro 2020 will go ahead…
Twenty of the 24 teams who will contest for European success are now known after successfully qualifying.
The English and Welsh will be joined by Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine.
The other four qualifiers are unknown and will be decided by play-offs.
England currently head the Euro 2020 betting markets, at a general priced 7/2, with Belgium and world champions France, also at the forefront of the market at around 4/1 and 9/2 respectively. However, France have continued to drift in the markets, following being drawn with Germany and defending champions Portugal in Group F.
Euro 2020 is set to be hosted by 12 different countries — staged across the continent for the first time. It is scheduled to take place from June 12 to July 12 which we understand is now under question.
Hopefully the football world can cope with the calendar stretch it’s now having to deal with. This is a time for big decisions, and most importantly the right ones! (Looking at you, Boris)
The final is also scheduled for Wembley Stadium — where other matches will take place such as three Group D games, one last-16 tie and both semi-finals!
We’re looking forward to seeing United players in action and not knowing whether Ireland will qualify through the play-off, I might have to favour someone else like reigning champions Portugal who boost a great squad including Bruno Fernandes.
It will be the first international tournament for a few United players, too.
Depending on when it takes place — we could have made a flurry of new signings by then — there could be more United players on a quest for European glory and we’ll be watching them every step of the way.
But right now we must wait for UEFA to make a decision on Euro 2020 which is expected to come after a video conference meeting on Tuesday.
We’ll have updates up until then and beyond.
Do you think a Manchester United player will be involved in the next European Championships winning team?