Euro 2020: the decision on the capacities of the host cities “postponed to Friday” | Football news
A decision on host cities for Euro 2020 has been postponed until Friday, Sky Sports News has reported, with UEFA expected to confirm this later on Monday.
Nine of the 12 host cities have already given assurances on a minimum capacity, with Wembley confirming that 25% – around 22,500 fans – will be able to attend the first three matches of the group stage and the round of 16 to be held there. low.
It is also hoped that more fans will be able to attend the semi-finals and the final.
Hampden Park will also have up to 25% of the site’s capacity (around 13,000 fans) available to fans for the four Euro 2020 matches being played there.
But UEFA has yet to receive government support in Germany (Munich), Spain (Bilbao) and the Republic of Ireland (Dublin) with details of how many supporters are allowed to attend matches in these cities. which have not yet been announced.
Bilbao and Dublin are each set to host three group matches and one round of 16 game, while Bayern Munich’s Allianz Arena are set to host three group matches and a quarter-final.
FIFA executive Alexey Sorokin, who is in charge of the organizing committee for one of the host cities, St. Petersburg in Russia, said last week that the players deserve to play in front of tens of thousands of fans. ..
But he also warned that there could be “surprises” ahead of the crucial UEFA executive committee meeting, as countries continue to grapple with the current challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
When and where is Euro 2020?
The 16th UEFA European Championship takes place from June 11 to July 11, 2021, and to celebrate the tournament’s 60th anniversary, 12 cities across the continent have been selected as hosts. The 12 cities and stadiums are:
- Amsterdam, Netherlands) – Johan Cruyff Arena
- Baku (Azerbaijan) – Olympic Stadium
- Bilbao (Spain) – San Mamés
- Bucharest, Romania) – National arena
- Budapest, Hungary) – Puskas Arena
- Copenhagen, Denmark) – Parken Stadium
- Dublin (Republic of Ireland) – Aviva Stadium
- Glasgow (Scotland) – Hampden Park
- London, England) – Wembley stadium
- Munich, Germany) – Allianz Arena
- Rome, Italy) – Olympic Stadium
- Saint Petersburg (Russia) – Krestovski Stadium
Rome’s Stadio Olimpico will host the opener on 11 June, while England’s Wembley National Stadium will host the semi-finals and final.
As a result of the pan-European staging, no nation was granted an automatic place, with all 55 teams participating in the qualification process.