UEFA ‘postpones their decision on the host cities for Euro 2020 to Friday’ amid the fallout from the European Super League bombshell … as England and Russia wait to see if they get the matches from Dublin
- UEFA has postponed their decision on the host cities for Euro 2020
- They would announce the 12-nation games on Monday
- The matches to be staged in Dublin are expected to be switched elsewhere
- England, which will host the final, and Russia could get the extra matches
A decision on the host cities for the postponed Euro 2020 finals this summer has reportedly been postponed until Friday.
UEFA would discuss the tournament and other matters at a meeting on Monday, but Sky Sports report that they have decided to put an announcement aside until the end of this week.
Due to stage races in June and July earlier this month, the governing body gave the 12 countries a deadline to submit plans for the number of supporters they hope to allow into stadiums.
A decision on the host cities for the postponed Euro 2020 has been postponed until Friday
Wembley will host all of England’s group matches, both the semi-finals and the final
Cities have been warned that they risk losing their matches if they cannot guarantee how many supporters will be allowed into stadiums.
The four matches at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium were thought to be most at risk and it was expected to be announced today that they would no longer be a host city.
This would mean that UEFA would have to find alternative venues for the group matches between Poland / Slovakia, Sweden / Slovakia and Sweden / Poland, as well as a final 16 match, which could involve England or Scotland if they win Group D.
England are fighting it out with Russia over whether they will include additional matches
As reported by Sportsmail, England is fighting it out with Russia to take on those extra matches.
Wembley is already on the cusp of hosting seven matches, including all three of England’s group matches, both the semi-finals and the final.
Tottenham hopes it will be allocated a number of matches and UEFA is eager to use their new stadium.
However, the European football board is also aware that England and Scotland are already playing eleven games in the tournament.
Discussions over the weekend focused on assigning some of the matches to St Petersburg, with other locations in mainland Europe being considered as well, but sources say there is a possibility that Tottenham will also get a group match.
Dublin’s Aviva Stadium was thought to be the most at risk and would lose their four matches
St Petersburg Stadium is an option to host Dublin’s matches instead of England’s
In the past 24 hours, UEFA has been dealing with the news of an escaping European Super League threatening the very existence of their domestic leagues.
Six Premier League clubs have joined three teams from Spain and Italy to form an elite league.
The 12 clubs are: Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has spoken out against the proposals by calling them a ‘spit in the face’ as fans widely judge the clubs involved.