Rangers star Glen Kamara faces a wait to create history with Finland at Euro 2020 after UEFA opted to postpone the tournament.
The 24-year-old played a big part in his nation’s successful qualification for the tournament, as they finished second in Qualifying Group J behind Italy, but ahead of Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Armenia and Lichtenstein.
18 points was an impressive haul for a side who began the campaign as relative outsiders but ultimately qualified with a game to spare, booking a spot in their first-ever major tournament.
Kamara would no doubt have been looking forward to making history by taking part in his nation’s first European Championship fixture in June, but it will be some time before he gets to realise his ambition.
In reaction to the Covid-19 outbreak, UEFA decided to push the tournament back to the summer of 2021 [UEFA.com].
In theory, that means there is no chance of disruption to the competition, while it also frees up space across the coming summer for domestic leagues to be completed.
It’s a disappointing development for the former Arsenal academy player, but public health must take priority right now.
Kamara was a revelation over the second half of 2019 after joining the Gers from Dundee, but has found things a little trickier this campaign.
He started the season slowly, before lifting his performance levels considerably in the lead up to Christmas. Yet, much like the majority of teammates, his form has dipped since the turn of the year.
He’ll be hoping that whenever the football returns, he can get back to delivering some of his best work, with the rewards for impressing at club level a potential senior role in an international side primed to make history.