Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, said that he is willing to offer British stadiums to host the entirety of Euro 2021, scheduled to be itinerant. Johnson said this Tuesday in an interview with The Sun newspaper, in which he also assured the desire that England organize the 2030 World Cup together with Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland.
Regarding the European Championship, Johnson recalled that London “will already host the semifinals and the final, if they want us to host more games we are ready.” The Eurocup, scheduled for 2020, was postponed for a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is scheduled to take place in 12 host cities from June 11 to July 11.
Matches already planned in London and Glasgow
These cities include Glasgow, which will host 3 group stage matches and a round of 16 knockout, and London, where three group stage matches, one round of 16, the semi-finals and the final (at the stadium) will be played. Wembley).
UEFA’s medical adviser Daniel Koch told Reuters last week that the European football governing body will make a decision in early April on the suitability of the Eurocup venues and planned capacities, and Johnson said the Kingdom Kingdom is ready to take on more games if asked. It should be remembered that this country plans to abolish all social contact restrictions on June 21.
Bilbao, among the venues for Euro 2021
The other host cities for Euro 2021 (along with London and Glasgow) are Dublin, Bilbao, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Munich, Rome, Saint Petersburg, Bucharest, Budapest and Baku.
On the 2030 World Cup, Boris Johnson said: “We are very, very interested in bringing football home in 2030. I think it is the right place. This is the homeland of football, the time is right. It will be something absolutely wonderful for the country. ” According to said media, Chancellor Rishi Sunak will reserve 3.2 million euros in his budget this Tuesday to make an offer to host the 2030 World Cup, in addition to 28.9 million funds for grassroots football.
“Hosting a FIFA World Cup would provide an incredible opportunity to generate tangible benefits for our nations,” said the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. England has only organized the World Cup once, in 1966, when their team was proclaimed world champion for the only time.