UEFA ‘postpone their decision on the host cities for Euro 2020 until Friday’ amid fallout from European Super League bombshell… as England and Russia wait to see if they will be given Dublin’s matches
- UEFA have postponed their decision on the host cities for Euro 2020
- They were set to announce the 12 nations staging games on Monday
- Matches set to be staged in Dublin are expected to be switched
- England and Russia could be given the extra matches to host
A decision on the host cities for the delayed Euro 2020 has been postponed until Friday, according to reports.
UEFA were due to discuss the tournament and other issues at a meeting on Monday but Sky Sports report that they have decided to put back an announcement until the end of this week.
The governing body gave the 12 nations staging matches in June and July a deadline earlier this month to submit plans for how many supporters they hope to allow into stadiums.
A decision on the host cities for the delayed Euro 2020 has been postponed until Friday
Wembley is set to host all of England’s group games, both semi-finals and the final
Cities have been warned that they risk losing their games if they cannot provide assurances on how many supporters will be admitted to stadiums.
The four matches at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin 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 UEFA would need to find alternative venues for the group games between Poland v Slovakia, Sweden v Slovakia and Sweden v Poland as well as the last 16 game, which could involve England or Scotland if they win Group D.
England are battling it out with Russia over whether they will take on extra matches
As reported by Sportsmail, England is battling it out with Russia to take on those extra matches.
Wembley is already set to host seven matches including all three of England’s group games, both semi-finals and the final.
Tottenham are hopeful of being allocated some games and UEFA are keen to use their new stadium.
However, the governing body of European football is also conscious that England and Scotland are already hosting 11 games in the tournament.
Talks at the weekend focused on St Petersburg being allocated some of the fixtures, with other mainland European venues also being considered but sources say there is a possibility that Tottenham will also receive a group game.
Dublin’s Aviva Stadium were thought to be most at risk and are set to lose their four games
In the past 24 hours UEFA have been dealing with the news of a breakaway European Super League, which threatens the existence of their domestic competitions.
Six Premier League clubs have joined three teams from Spain and Italy to form an elite competition.
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, calling them a ‘spit in the face’ while fans have widely condemend the clubs involved.
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