Manchester United captain Harry Maguire has received a boost with his appeal hearing in Greece is likely to be postponed this year as the country's judicial system has stalled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Maguire was found guilty of assaulting police, verbal abuse, and attempted bribery by a court on the Greek island of Syros in August 2020 and had been expected to return this summer to appeal the conviction.
However, a judicial official has revealed that the £85million star will not return to Greece for a hearing this year as the number of tribunal cases has risen due to the pandemic and that they are only seeing to 'emergency' suits.
"Only emergency cases are being held," an official told The Guardian.
"We have a backlog dating back several years and every week there are adjournments. Very probably this case will not be heard for all of 2021."
As a result, Maguire will be able to focus on a busy few months of football - which will include the European Championships - before he is asked to return to Greece.