British authorities performs down ‘hypothesis’ that UEFA may stage Euro 2020 solely in England

British authorities performs down ‘hypothesis’ that UEFA may stage Euro 2020 solely in England

The competitors was postponed final 12 months on account of the coronavirus pandemic however is because of start on 11 June.

British government plays down 'speculation' that UEFA could stage Euro 2020 solely in England

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London: The British authorities on Friday performed down strategies that UEFA is contemplating staging the rescheduled Euro 2020 event solely in England, describing it as “hypothesis”.

The competitors was postponed final 12 months on account of the coronavirus pandemic however is because of start on 11 June.

For the primary time, the event is ready to be performed in 12 cities throughout the continent, with the semi-finals and closing as a result of happen at London’s Wembley stadium.

However the continued journey problems on account of COVID-19 may show a significant stumbling block and studies have stated organisers are reconsidering their strategy.

Britain has been one of many nations hardest-hit by the virus however has already vaccinated 18 million individuals with no less than one dose and plans to complete the entire inhabitants by the tip of July.

England has the infrastructure and stadiums and has been touted as a possible host on account of the profitable vaccination drive.

However the authorities was eager to minimize the chance, with European soccer’s governing physique UEFA nonetheless publicly dedicated to its 12-city plan.

“That is simply hypothesis,” a spokesman for the Prime Minister Boris Johnson instructed reporters.

“How the event will probably be hosted is a matter for UEFA. As they acknowledged yesterday, they continue to be dedicated to the present format of the event.

“We’re centered on the matches we’re scheduled to host within the UK, together with seven at Wembley and matches additionally being hosted at Hampden Park in Glasgow.”

UEFA confirmed in January that regardless of considerations over virus, the event will nonetheless be held throughout 12 cities — London, Glasgow, Dublin, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, St Petersburg, Bilbao, Munich, Budapest, Baku, Rome and Bucharest.

It’s scheduled to start out in Rome on 11 June, with the ultimate at Wembley on 11 July.

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