World News – GB – UEFA plans to move Euro 2021 to one country – but England may not be an option


UEFA could be forced to scale back its initial plan for Euro 2020 and award the postponed Euro 2021 tournament to a nation amid the ongoing global pandemic

Receive our daily coronavirus newsletter with all the news you need to know delivered straight to your inbox

UEFA plans to turn Euro into a one-nation tournament – and that could mean Wembley will lose final

The governing body of European football has already postponed last summer’s European championships to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic

Now they are seriously considering changing the entire format from playing in 12 nations across all of Europe to organizing in one country

UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin has insisted the euro must move forward as it « will bring positive energy to the people » and European football’s governing body has said that no decision had been made and that she will continue to monitor developments in the hope that it will go to come as planned

But a change of format would be a blow to England as they were to host Gareth Southgate’s men’s group matches at Wembley as well as the final stages, including the final next summer

It’s been a hectic season so far – so make sure you don’t miss a thing by signing up for the brilliant new Mirror Football newsletter!

All the latest transfer news and big stories will hit your inbox. You won’t miss it

To subscribe, put your email at the top of this article or follow the instructions on this link

But that now appears to be in serious jeopardy and, although nothing is decided, UEFA is preparing contingency plans, especially in light of the latest setbacks

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced yet another nationwide lockdown, and while Premier League football may continue, the idea of ​​a Europe-wide tournament in 12 different countries seems unrealistic

It has been suggested that Russia could be a favorite when hosting the 2018 World Cup and have had relatively low cases, but that seems unlikely Russia has also allowed limited fans to return to the stadiums

Azerbaijan has also been mentioned as a host country, but this seems impossible due to an ongoing military conflict with Armenia

They would need to find a country with a low infection rate and few cases that apparently exclude England

Three Lions boss Southgate had previously insisted that if UEFA struggles England could host him – but that luck is quickly fading

It would be a big blow for England as they hoped the home advantage would help Southgate’s men and give them a big chance while rekindling memories of Euro 96

* Sign up for the Mirror Football email here for the latest news and transfer gossip

UEFA Euro 2020, Russian national football team, 2018 World Cup, Russia, 2021

World news – GB – UEFA plans to move Euro 2021 to only one country – but England may not be an option


Donnez votre avis et abonnez-vous pour plus d’infos


Vidéo du jour: