Aleksander Ceferin, President of the UEFA, 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 Eurocup, postponed one year due to the pandemic of the covid-19, was to be played from June 11 to July 11 this year in Rome, London, Amsterdam, Baku, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Munich, Saint Petersburg, Dublin and Bilbao, but at least these last two have problems with UEFA’s claim that it be played with a percentage of the public.
The Irish Federation has already announced that was not in a position to guarantee the presence of the public and the Bilbao City Council stated that continues to work so that it remains among the host cities, after having announced the possibility of nearly 14,000 spectators attending the matches, provided that there is a cumulative incidence rate of covid-19 in 14 days 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 informed 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 to change the headquarters to the stadium The Charterhouse of Seville.
From the Junta de Andalucía, its president, Juanma Moreno, assured that if Seville is the Spanish venue in the Eurocup it will be “a shock” for the Andalusian and Spanish economy.