Fedun, owner of Spartak FC, hopes to see the national side in the 2020 UEFA European Cup quarter-finals – sport
ST. PETERSBURG, June 3. / TASS /. The Russian national football team is capable of reaching the quarter-finals of the upcoming 2020 UEFA European Cup, Leonid Fedun, owner of Spartak Moscow FC, told TASS on Thursday.
On June 2, the coaching team of the Russian national football team, led by head coach Stanislav Cherchesov, announced the final squad roster for the 2020 UEFA European Cup.
“Given the makeup of our national team, we can expect to see them play in the quarter-finals,” Fedun told TASS on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).
Before the start of the UEFA European Cup, the Russian national football team will play a friendly match in Moscow on June 5 against the Bulgarian national team.
Russia are set to embark on the conquest of the UEFA European Cup by participating in group stage matches against the national teams of Belgium, Finland and Denmark.
The Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) organized by the Roscongress Foundation takes place from June 2 to 5. This year, the slogan of the forum is: “Together again – Economy of the new reality”. As part of the SPIEF format, other forums will be organized, such as those entitled Small and medium-sized enterprises, Healthy society, Drug safety and the special SPIEF Junior youth workshop.
SPIEF-21 takes place in offline format with respect for all epidemiological security measures. TASS is an information partner and official photo hosting agency for the forum.
UEFA European Cup 2020
On March 17, 2020, UEFA announced that it was postponing the 2020 UEFA European Cup for exactly one year as a preventive measure against the current global spread of the novel coronavirus.
The championship has been rescheduled to be held between June 11 and July 11, 2021, and Russia’s second largest city, St. Petersburg, has been chosen. It was one of the 12 cities initially offered in Europe to host European Championship matches. St. Petersburg has secured the right to host three group stage matches and one of the 2020 UEFA European Cup quarter-finals.
However, on April 23, St. Petersburg won the right to host three more UEFA European Cup matches after Ireland’s Dublin and Spaniard’s Bilbao withdrew from the host. European Football Championship matches citing anti-COVID-19 measures.
Following the removal of Bilbao and Dublin from the list of league host cities, the rescheduled 2020 UEFA European Cup is now set to take place in 11 cities, namely London, England; Munich, Germany; Rome, Italy; Baku, Azerbaijan; Saint Petersburg, Russia; Bucharest, Romania; Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Budapest, Hungary; Glasgow, Scotland; Copenhagen, Denmark; and Seville, Spain.