The Slovenian Aleksander Ceferin, UEFA president, announced after the executive committee meeting in Montreux (Switzerland) that the final decision on the venues that will host Euro 2020 has been postponed until Friday.
“We have postponed the decision until Friday because we want to clarify some issues regarding the venues that could be excluded, the executive will decide on Friday by videoconference,” he said in videoconference.
The European Championship, postponed one year due to the covid-19 pandemic, was to be held from June 11 to July 11 this year in Rome, London, Amsterdam, Baku, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Munich, San Petersburg, Dublin and Bilbao, but at least the latter two have problems due to UEFA’s claim that it be played with a percentage of the public, which creates a problem in the last two.
The Irish Federation has already announced that it was not in a position to guarantee the presence of the public and the Bilbao City Council stated that it continues to work to ensure that it remains among the host cities, after having announced the possibility of nearly 14,000 spectators attending the matches. parties, provided that there is a 14-day cumulative incidence rate of covid-19 of less than 40 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and that the immunity of the population reaches 60%.
The Basque Government in turn indicated that it has transferred to UEFA that the presence of the public will be subject to the situation of the pandemic, the evolution of vaccination and the occupation of Basque hospitals at that time, so the option was opened that the venue changed to the La Cartuja stadium in Seville.
From the Junta de Andalucía, its president, Juanma Moreno, assured that if Seville is the Spanish seat in the Eurocup it will be “a shock” for the Andalusian and Spanish economy.
When UEFA selected the host cities for the tournament, it discarded the projects of Minsk, Sofia, Skopje, Jerusalem, Stockholm and Cardiff and later that of Brussels, which had been chosen in the beginning.