FOOTBALL at all levels has been wiped out by the coronavirus but striker Kieffer Moore reckons putting the European Championship 2020 Finals back 12 months may just work in Wales’ favour.
Wigan targetman Moore emerged as one of the key players in Ryan Giggs’ Welsh side after they fought back from a poor start to their qualifying campaign by securing a place in the finals.
A fortnight ago, UEFA announced that the tournament, due to take place at various European locations from 12 June-12 July this summer, will now run from 11 June to 11 July next year.
Influential midfielders Joe Allen and David Brooks would have been ruled out this year but they’ll be fit and ready for action in 12 months time where Wales will look to repeat the heroics like they did in the memorable French affair four years ago.
Moore, who scored two vital goals against Slovakia and Azerbaijan last winter, said: “It will give us more time together as a group and if anything it should help us.
“We will have players returning to fitness and to the squad, like I said this isn’t ideal but we will take the positives out of it.
“I was like everyone else, when the news came through it was gutting, but now it is about coming together to fight coronavirus.
“As a nation we need to get together and get through it. What we are doing now is for the greater good to make sure we beat this thing.”
The 27-year-old Torquay-born striker, who qualifies for Wales through his Welsh-born grandfather, only made his  Wales bow in September and the 6ft 5in frontman, is delighted with how he’s taken to international football.
“It is crazy how things turn out and how quickly it goes, I’m made up,” Moore told BBC Sport Wales.
“I’m over the moon to have fans on side this soon into my Wales career, it is very heart-warming.”
Wales ended a 58-year wait to play at a major finals tournament when qualifying for Euro 2016 in France.
Chris Coleman’s Dragons made up for lost time by reaching the semi-finals before losing to eventual winners Portugal after he told his players to dare the dream before heading to France.
Much had been made about Wales’ so-called ‘Golden Generation’ featuring Aaron Ramsey, Gareth Bale, Joe Allen and others. But Coleman embraced the noise around his talented squad, and his ebullient mood and optimism caught the national mood.
“Don’t be afraid to have dreams,” the likeable Coleman said moments after the epic quarter-final victory over Belgium. 
“Everybody fails. Don’t be afraid to fail. I’ve had more failures than successes, but I’m not afraid to fail.”
Bale almost single-handedly dragged Wales to the finals, from his late face-saving free-kick in Andorra to his classy winner against Belgium.
When Bale got to France his role was no less influential as he became the first player to score in all three group games at the Euros since Milan Baros and Ruud Van Nistelrooy in 2004.
Bale fired home free-kicks against Slovakia and England and produced a classy finish with the outside of his foot in the 3-0 win over Russia.
The Real Madrid forward was so relaxed in the knockout stages that he had a kickabout with daughter Alba Violet after the round of 16 victory against Northern Ireland in Paris.
Social media went into meltdown as Joe Ledley showed he had the dance moves as well as the ball skills.
The central midfielder threw some on-pitch shapes after the group win over Russia and took it to another level in the dressing room following the round of 16 win against Northern Ireland. Ledley’s dance on a table was leaked online and the fans lapped up every move.
Hal Robson-Kanu’s nifty footwork was surely the highlight of the wonderful win over Belgium.
Did Johan Cruyff do it better? In one exquisite turn, Robson-Kanu bamboozled Jason Denayer, Thomas Meunier and Marouane Fellaini to such an extent that it was suggested the Belgian trio should have paid to get back into Lille’s Stade Pierre Mauroy.
Robson-Kanu’s ‘Cruyff turn’ left the Belgian defence for dead, and his cool left-footed finish gave goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois no chance and Wales a 2-1 lead.
Wales went on to beat Belgium, ranked second in the world, 3-1 to reach the semi-finals of a major tournament for the first time. The dream was finally ended by eventual winners Portugal in the last-four clash but it didn’t stop the Welsh fans celebrating what was an amazing adventure.
Wales, with a population of under three million, became the smallest nation to reach the semi-finals of the European Championship.
It was estimated that 30,000-plus Wales supporters from north, south, east and west were in France and fan zones were packed at home for games.
Bale said the squad referred to their supporters as ‘The Red Wall’ and the fans, like the team, starred.
Then there was the bus parade back home, as if Wales had won the tournament. Well, just like Coleman said, you can dream.