19 March 2020

Former England keeper Rachel Brown-Finnis believes women's Euros should be postponed

Former Everton and England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis has said the women's Euro 2021 should be moved back a year.

The men's tournament was due to take place this summer but now has moved to the summer of 2021 due to the coronavirus.

The women's event is still scheduled to take place in England in 2021 and will now clash with the men's tournament.

 Brown-Finnis said the women's Euros should be stand-alone and therefore  moved.

“I think that makes sense. I think to do it justice and to have it on its own stage and not to be overshadowed by the men’s Euros, I think it is the right move to do that.

“Will it have the same kind of limelight in that scenario [in a double-header with the men]? I’m not sure. I’d be all in favour of it being postponed for a year.

“I’m confident the people making the decisions about the women’s Euros will be predominantly the people who have moved women’s football forward so much in recent history.

“I trust they will be doing it for all the right reasons for women’s football.”

Brown-Finnis has 82 caps for England and retired from football in 2015.

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