Nyon – After the postponement of the European Football Championship due to the coronavirus pandemic, UEFA is examining whether the tournament will also take place in a dozen countries in 2021 as planned.
“UEFA is in contact with all twelve host cities on this matter and further announcements will be made in due course,” said the Continental Association at the request of TEH. “UEFA EURO 2020 is scheduled to take place between June 11 and July 11, 2021, with the intention of having the same game schedule and the same venues,” said UEFA.
Most recently, the German EM ambassador Philipp Lahm confirmed that the Munich venue was also under scrutiny. From all twelve cities of the pan-European EM “ there has to be a renewed commitment that they want to continue playing,” said Lahm. “If a city can no longer be or no longer wants to be there, it would have to communicate this promptly.” UEFA is currently playing through “many scenarios,” said the German honorary captain to “Welt am Sonntag”.
UEFA had also postponed the European Championship by one year at the request of the national leagues. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first edition of the tournament in 1960, the tournament was to be held as a pan-Europe event in twelve countries. In addition to Munich, Rome, Baku, St. Petersburg, Copenhagen, London, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Bilbao, Dublin and Budapest are planned as hosts.
Some venues may not be able to meet their commitments due to Corona episodes. In the Allianz Arena in Munich, in addition to the German group games against France, Portugal and a playoff winner, quarter-finals will also take place. UEFA has again postponed the outstanding playoff rounds for the four vacant starting positions. These games, originally planned for March, will now be played in September at the earliest.