UEFA contemplating choices for Euro 2020 finals: Ceferin | Soccer Information

BERLIN: UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says he’s optimistic that the Euro 2020 finals, postponed till 2021, may be performed with followers in stadiums throughout Europe subsequent June, however admits a number of situations are being explored because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“For the second, we’re planning the Euro precisely as we would like it to be,” Ceferin advised German broadcaster ARD when requested about followers attending video games at 12 host stadiums regardless of numbers of Covid-19 optimistic check instances rising throughout Europe.
“In fact, I’d have advised you in February that the Euro would happen as regular with full stadiums this summer season, however the whole lot modified inside a month.
“If you happen to had requested me in February if I used to be ready for a pandemic that may cease the world, I’d have mentioned you have been loopy.
“However now we’re nicely ready. We’re smarter and stronger than final yr as we now know that something can occur.”
Nonetheless as a precaution, the Slovenian UEFA chief mentioned European soccer’s governing physique is “nicely ready” to make use of completely different situations for the finals, postponed till June 11-July 11 2021.
He additionally mentioned the match may very well be slimmed down from 12 host venues, stressing “we’re not fascinated with it in the mean time, however we may implement various things.
“We’re contemplating methods to do it with followers, with out followers, or with 30, 50 or 70 p.c (of capability in stadiums),” he added.
“However theoretically, we may maintain the Euro in twelve nations, in eleven, in ten, in three nations or in a single.”
Ceferin admitted the concept of a European Championship unfold out in stadiums throughout the continent is “symbolically a pleasant factor, however not a simple job for us, even whatever the pandemic.”
The concept to unfold the finals throughout Europe was the brainchild of his disgraced predecessor Michel Platini and Ceferin admitted “I do not assume I’d help that once more”.
Nonetheless, the 53-year-old pressured “it is a massive problem, however I am certain the Euro might be performed subsequent yr”.

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