UEFA are nonetheless ‘decided’ to make use of 12 host cities for this summer season’s European Championships, talkSPORT has been instructed.
Euro 2020 was delayed by 12 months because of the coronavirus pandemic within the hope it might go forward in 2021.
The state of affairs stays unclear, although, with a brand new COVID-19 variant sending circumstances, hospital admissions and deaths up throughout the UK and remainder of Europe.
Vaccines are beginning to be rolled out, in some areas higher than others, but it surely stays to be seen what the image will seem like by June when the match is because of happen.
Because it stands, Euro 2020 will nonetheless go forward as deliberate however alterations may very well be made late on, regardless of UEFA’s assertion yesterday reaffirming their plans for this summer season haven’t modified.
Journalist Rob Harris instructed talkSPORT: “UEFA are insistent that the video games will go on this summer season. They’ve postponed them as soon as and they’re even decided to make use of 12 cities throughout Europe.
“What they’ve performed is ready the 12 host cities, like London, like Glasgow, like Dublin, till April to say ‘what’s your plan too get followers in, are you able to get followers in?’
“What that tells you is they’ll change all these plans late on.
“We noticed final yr how they reformatted the Champions League with the ultimate eight match in Lisbon.
“They might do this very late within the day with the Euros.”
The group levels can be held on the main stadiums of varied European cities:
- Group A: Stadio Olimpico (Rome, Italy) and Olympic Stadium (Baku, Azerbaijan)
- Group B: Krestovsky Stadium (Saint Petersburg, Russia) and Parken Stadium (Copenhagen, Denmark)
- Group C: Johan Cruyff Enviornment (Amsterdam, Holland) and Enviornment Nationala (Bucharest, Romania)
- Group D: Wembley Stadium (London, England) and Hampden Park (Glasgow, Scotland)
- Group E: Aviva Stadium (Dublin, Eire) and San Mames (Bilbao, Spain)
- Group F: Allianz Enviornment (Munich, Germany) and Puskas Enviornment (Budapest, Hungary)
Wembley will stage the enterprise finish of the match. The 90,000-seater stadium is the largest venue getting used and can host the ultimate.
Due to the travelling concerned, the semi-finals will even be held underneath the well-known arch in London.
As well as, Wembley will host three group matches and a spherical of 16 conflict as will Scotland’s Hampden Park and Eire’s Aviva Stadium.
The quarter-finals are being held in Saint Petersburg, Rome, Munich and Baku.