UEFA boss Aleksander Ceferin increased the pressure on the host countries of the European Championship in the summer. Like the 53-year-old in conversation with Sky Sports made clear, the games should be played in front of fans – at best in several countries.
“There are several scenarios, but the one guarantee we can give is that no European Championship game will take place in an empty stadium,” said Ceferin.
UEFA also wants to stick to the plan to host the European Championship with 24 teams in twelve countries. According to the President of the European Football Association, “every host must guarantee that fans will be there.” Ceferin can also imagine a reduction to eleven or ten venues.
The respective cities should submit their concepts by April 7th. Should host countries not be able to guarantee the stipulation, an exclusion of these nations is conceivable. The final decision is expected to be made on April 20th.
The UEFA decisions would also apply to Munich, where spectators would currently not be possible under the current legal situation. A reaction from the Bavarian capital, in which three European Championship preliminary round matches and a quarter-finals are to be played, is still pending.