Euro 2020: Uefa likely to CANCEL 12-nation plans

Coronavirus, Sport

undefinedUefa is considering scrapping its 12-nation plan and having just one country host Euro 2020, according to Germany legend Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

“We must not forget that the idea of this special hosting of the tournament came about when the coronavirus did not yet exist,” the former Bayern Munich striker said.

“I know that the UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin – who is incredibly careful with corona – is thinking about whether it wouldn’t make more sense in these times to play the tournament in just one country,” he told Munich-based newspapers Munchener Merkur/TZ.

The 24-nation tournament was set to take place last year but was postponed. It would go between 12 cities across Europe and was expected to generate enormous revenues.

The host cities for the tournament were originally London, Glasgow, Dublin, Bilbao, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Munich, Rome, St Petersburg, Bucharest, Budapest and Baku, with the semis and finals taking place at Wembley.

A further decision will be made in mid-March. Several countries such as Russia, Germany, and England are being considered as sole hosts for the tournament, Swiss FA president Dominique Blanc confirmed.

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