UEFA EURO 2020
According to a couple of articles I read Copenhagen say they have a 50/50 chance of hosting the euros as they are one of the city’s due too host the Tour de France, also read Hampden could possibly step in and host more games due too Bilbao and Rome venues also behind doubtful , all host city have to inform uefa by 30th April if they can host the competition in 2021..
In reply to Peter salnicki:
In reply to Anthony Simpson:
In reply to Andy Catanach:
We don't know for certain : it's all to be confirmed. But the start date and end date of the tournament have been moved from 12th June 2020 / 12th July 2020 to 11th June 2021 / 11th July 2021. So the most likely date for the Croatia match is Sunday 13th June.
In reply to David Lilley:
In reply to Ian Costain:
In reply to Andrew Hookway:
As of 6th May, the following cities have sent letters of intention to UEFA confirming that they will host matches in 2021 : Baku, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Dublin, London, Munich, St Petersburg.
Bucharest has indicated it would be keen to stage additional matches if any city pulls out. I think Russia would also be happy to take extra matches.
Regarding Glasgow, the Scottish government, Glasgow city council, the local organising body and the Scottish FA have all said that they are committed to hosting matches.
The Spanish FA have said that they see no problem with hosting matches in Bilbao. The Spanish government has extended tax breaks and visa concessions to UEFA to include 2021. These developments strongly suggest that Bilbao will be still on the roster.
The Dutch health minister has said that no sporting events may be staged in the Netherlands before spectators until a vaccine for covid-19 is available. If the Dutch government sticks by this policy then it is difficult to see how Amsterdam can remain a host city, as UEFA will want guarantees now that the matches can go ahead before fans.
I haven't been able to find out anything about Budapest or Rome.
I haven't found any useful information about the new fixture schedule on the UEFA website. My gut feeling, and it is only an opinion, is that all 12 of the original host cities will declare themselves willing and able to stage matches, even Amsterdam and Rome. If this opinion is borne out, then surely all fixtures will be moved by exactly 52 weeks to occur in the same sequence and on the same days of the week.
I think that, when the Dutch health minister made his statement about matches being behind closed doors until a vaccine was available, he was thinking of the Eredivisie season. I doubt whether he was thinking as far ahead as summer 2021 when the Euros are due to take place.
In Italy, the worst of the coronavirus outbreak was in the north of the country. The latest information is that the Lazio region, which includes Rome, has "only" had 7212 confirmed cases and 566 deaths. This is actually quite a low incidence in relation to the regional population size, a lot lower than London. By the time of the tournament, Rome ought to be as safe as any other venue.
I suspect that the delay in UEFA making an announcement is down to them sorting out and signing all of the new contracts needed for the postponed tournament. There may also be local contractual issues around the cancellation of other events which were due to take place in the stadiums in summer 2021.
In reply to Ian Dale:
In reply to Ian Lennox:
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