As still nobody can clearly say when football matches will be possible again due to COVID19 pandemic (and if those will be played in an empty stadium maybe) we will keep you updated on the current developments around this topic.
Current estimate of the next UFWC title match: Netherlands vs. Poland on 4th September 2020.
The intention of this article is to provide updates on the developments around international matches within UEFA’s responsibility – as the current UFWC champion Netherlands depends on such decisions directly.
Intention is to keep this text updated whenever any new information is available – newest updates are on top:
19th April 2020
From today’s point of view the next possible UFWC match will be Netherlands versus Poland scheduled for 4th September 2020 as Matchday 1 of the next round of “UEFA Nations League”.
Netherlands was drawn into League 1 Group A with Italy, Poland and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
In addition the following Matchdays are currently scheduled as well:
7th September 2020 (Matchday 2) – Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Poland / Netherlands vs Italy
8th October 2020 (Matchday 3) – Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Netherlands / Poland vs Italy
11th October 2020 (Matchday 4) – Italy vs Netherlands / Poland vs Bosnia-Herzegovina
14th November 2020 (Matchday 5) – Italy vs Poland / Netherlands vs Bosnia-Herzegovina
17th November 2020 (Matchday 6) – Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Italy / Poland vs Netherlands
So currently 2020 would still offer a chance for 6 UFWC matches. We will keep an eye on the developments. However, most important: Stay safe and healthy everyone!
1st April 2020
The dutch Football Association KNVB informs that the 2 planned friendlies intentionally scheduled as preparation for already postponed UEFA2020 have been cancelled as well. It was originally planned to play Greece on 28th May 2020 in Enschede and Wales on 6th June 2020 in Rotterdam.
17th March 2020
UEFA decides to postpone UEFA2020 by one year to be played in 2021. At the same time all international matches (both on club and national team level) have been put on hold until further notice.
15th March 2020
UEFA officially “postpones” all international matches planned for March 2020 due to the spread of COVID19. This means that the next UFWC match Netherlands versus USA originally planned for 26th March 2020 in Eindhoven is cancelled directly. Also the planned matches some days later (Netherlands vs Spain / Wales vs USA) are affected from that decision