04 April 2020

England international Jill Scott says if Euros are moved to 2022 it will 'be good for the women's game'

England international Jill Scott says if the European Championships are moved to 2022 it will be good for women's football. 

The tournament, scheduled to begin next summer on July 7 in England, could potentially be postponed a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

If it was pushed back to the summer of 2022 it would avoid the clash of two major tournaments in their four-year cycle, as the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are now starting on July 23 next year. 

The 33-year-old midfielder told BBC Sport: "I know it hasn't been confirmed fully but if that is the case, then I think we just have to try and turn everything into a positive where we can.

"If you look at it that way, we have got an Olympics, a home Euros and then a World Cup so what a three-year cycle that will be for women's football.

"I think it will be good for the game - whether it's next year or a year after."

And the Manchester City star seems to be 'enjoying' self-isolation as the country is on lockdown. 

She added: "I've kind of enjoyed it - it's been a little different. You realise how busy you are on a day-to-day basis so it's been nice in a roundabout way to just stop."

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