Euro 2020 will be played in one nation, declares Bayern CEO|Buzz.ie
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has declared that UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin is weighing up whether to stage Euro 2020 in one nation this summer.
Currently, the strategy is to spread the games around the continent – including in Dublin.
But due to COVID-19 concerns, that might be ditched in favour of moving it into one location.
The 24-nation competition, a major profits generator for European football’s governing body and the national federations, was delayed by 12 months due to the pandemic.
It is set to begin on 11th June in 12 cities throughout Europe.
The Aviva Stadium was set to host 3 Group E video games as well as a last-16 tie.
” We should not forget that the idea of this special hosting of the competition happened when the coronavirus didn’t exist … it was an effort of the EU Commission that desired to have actually football revealed all over Europe,” Rummenigge informed German newspaper Muenchner Merkur/TZ.
” But I understand that the UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin – who is exceptionally mindful with corona – is considering whether it would not make more sense in these times to play the tournament in simply one country.
” That would be with a matching hygiene idea, naturally.”
The other host cities for Euro 2020 alongside Dublin are Glasgow, Bilbao, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Munich, Rome, St Petersburg, Bucharest, Budapest and Baku.
The semi-finals and final are set for London’s Wembley Stadium.
UEFA is expected to decide on the fate of the competition in March.