Euro 2020 | Britain ready to host all matches

(London) The British government will be ready to offer to host all Euro 2020 matches to facilitate the organization in times of COVID-19, while supporters can return to stadiums in May, the English press said on Sunday.


According to Sunday Times, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Oliver Dowden told UEFA that UK stadiums could host spectators earlier than the rest of Europe due to the progress of anti-COVID-19 vaccination in the country.

The Sunday newspaper continued, holding more Euro matches in the United Kingdom, if not the entire tournament, would limit the financial loss associated with ticketing revenue.

For now, seven Euro 2020 matches, including England group matches, semi-finals and final, are scheduled at Wembley, while Glasgow will host four.

Dublin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, St Petersburg, Bilbao, Munich, Budapest, Baku, Rome and Bucharest are the other host cities of the competition.

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Saint Petersburg is one of 12 European cities to host matches.

However, interviewed by the Sky News television channel, Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock assured that he had “not seen anything” about such a proposal and therefore assumed “it is not true”.

The euro, which was due to take place last summer, was postponed for 12 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in hopes that the situation would improve a year later.

Officially, UEFA sticks to its plan to hold Euro 2020 in 12 European cities from 11 June to 11 July, which multiplies the unknown in terms of health as well as logistics.

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Euro 2020 was initially scheduled to begin with a match at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on 12 June 2020.

However, it is said that UEFA is working on alternative scenarios, in the event that some travel restrictions, as are in place everywhere, notably the European Cup matches of German, Spanish and Portuguese clubs have already had to be deferred. Is.

Israel, where the vaccination campaign is even more advanced, has also offered to host the Champions League and the final round of Euro 2020.

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