UEFA has denied plans to hold Euro 2020 in Russia

The UEFA has rejected plans to hold Euro 2020 in Russia amid ongoing sanctions over the coronavirus epidemic.

 

UEFA has denied plans to hold Euro 2020 in Russia

The European Championships were called’ off a year later in March after the outbreak of Covid 19, which has caused more than 1.2 million deaths worldwide to date.

 

The 24-team tournament was originally scheduled to take place in 12 different countries, with Bilbao, Amsterdam, Baku, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome, and St. Petersburg ready to host.

 

However, news of a possible change in the format surfaced this week, with the UEFA proposing to compete in Russia, as the leading candidate to successfully host the 2018 World Cup final. Has surfaced.

 

It is understood’ that reforms on travel restrictions and quarantine laws on the continents will have to be pushed forward, as several countries are currently hosting games in lockdown as measures are being taken to curb the spread of the corona virus.

 

However, UEFA has insisted that deviations from the pre-determined format for Euro 2020 are not being considered’ and plans to move forward include welcoming supporters back to the stadium.

 

A UEFA spokesperson told SID: "UEFA's efforts are currently focused on planning tournaments with spectators in all 12 venues.

 

The European Championships start on June 11, 2021, with the first match of the group between Italy and Turkey starting at the Studio Olimpico in Rome.

 

Meanwhile, the final is scheduled’ to take place on July 11, 2021, at Wembley Stadium in London, as the UEFA, celebrates its 60th anniversary.

 

Portugal won the trophy for the first time in its history in 2016, beating France 1-0 after extra time in the showpiece event.

 

Both sides will be among the favorites to win the tournament, along with Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, and England, while the UEFA National League will discuss all countries from next year until action begins.

 

Portugal won the inaugural National League in 2019 with a 1-0 victory over the Netherlands and the latest campaign will continue until the international break next week.


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