World News – GB – Report: UEFA to abandon multi-nation host format for Euro 2020


The coronavirus pandemic has caused Euro 2020 to be postponed for a year, but many doubts remain as to whether the tournament could take place in its current form next summer

With no set date on which supporters could be allowed to return to large-scale sporting events, it was still likely that next summer’s tournament could have a somewhat different feel

Then there’s the fact that Euro 2020 is due to take place in a number of different countries Abandoning the traditional format of hosting the event in one or two host countries, UEFA has decided to mark the 60th anniversary of the competition by organizing matches in 12 different European cities

Dublin has been selected as one of the venues, with four matches set to take place at Aviva Stadium Wembley Stadium is currently slated to host the semi-finals and the final

However, the current global climate would cast doubt on this Voyager format on this scale seems reckless, especially when the most recent international windows have seen a number of players infected with Covid-19 while on duty. with their national teams

It has been suggested that UEFA may consider hosting Euro 2020 in a single country, which was reported today

Le Parisien reports that UEFA will likely host Euro 2020 in one country, with Russia seen as the most likely venue as it stands

The report claims that UEFA has long been aware that hosting the tournament in multiple countries was unlikely, which has become even more evident as Europe grips with a second wave of the virus

Russian authorities had offered to hold the tournament on its original dates in June and July this year, with the infrastructure in place since the 2018 World Cup, meaning there is availability stadiums and team bases Although this proposal was rejected, they could come back to it in the coming months

Regardless of whether Russia is ultimately chosen as the venue, it would seem very likely that there will be no Euro 2020 matches in Dublin next summer

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World news – GB – Report: UEFA to abandon host format multi-nations for Euro 2020


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