Russia plans to rescue EURO 2020 despite Covid-19 pandemic

After a series of major European tournaments being delayed or cancelled, EURO 2020 is facing the risk of suspension due to fears of the Covid-19 pandemic.

European football is being delayed by the corona virus when a series of major tournaments has been suspended. Before the bad stage of the pandemic, the European football federation (UEFA) had discussions to find the best direction for the No. 1 tournament in the old continent, EURO 2020.

At this time, the five host countries hosting the group stage and knockout series of EURO 2020 are England, Spain, Germany, Netherlands and especially Italy living in bleak days due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

On March 13, all of these countries’ football tournaments have been postponed until April and may be extended if the Covid-19 flu pandemic is out of control.

Facing the complicated situation of the disease, UEFA has made plans to ensure EURO 2020 – the largest tournament in Europe for the national team held every 4 years. According to the disclosure, the most powerful football authority in Europe has planned to move EURO to 2021.

However, the above scenario will put the World Football Association (FIFA) in a difficult position when conflicts of interest with tournaments they are in control of will take place in 2021.

Until the present time, the opening time of EURO 2020 is still a big question mark when UEFA and FIFA have not been able to find a common voice. However, in a recent development, Russia is ready to stand out to replace England, Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy to host Europe’s No. 1 tournament this summer.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko himself said that they are ready to host the entire tournament instead of 4 matches as expected (3 matches in the group stage and 1 match in the quarterfinals).

The Russian declaration is completely grounded when they are well controlling the disease originating from Wuhan – China. Be aware, Russia has only detected 45 cases positive for corona virus and the number of deaths is not plausible.

In addition, Russia has had the experience of hosting the 2018 World Cup and possesses enough modern facilities to host all world-class sporting events.

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The Serie A organizing committee earlier announced that they would postpone the tournament until April 3. And if as; This situation lasted, the football house bookmaker commented that the likelihood that the tournament could be postponed is longer.

Situation on La Liga tournament

Situation La Liga tournament has also announced to delay the tournament at least 2 rounds to wait for expression. The decision was made when Real Madrid announced; All football players of this team must be isolated. Are known; Real Madrid football club, basketball and handball teams are all gathered at the Valdebebas (Madrid) training area.

Therefore; after a Covid-10 positive basketball player test, all employees, athletes; players are ordered to isolate themselves at home. And require the players to adhere to strict quarantine regulations.

The optimal solution

Given the current situation, it is likely that UEFA will offer a solution to postpone the Champions League and Europa League, moving EURO 2020 to 2021. This will help the league in England, Italy or many other countries in Europe. could finish the season in the summer.

This is the best solution for the parties. If; With the start of the EURO 2020 as scheduled, there will be no time for the Football Association members to make up for the compensatory schedule when the club’s season is delayed.

When Italy decides to completely sports activities in this country until in April, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) offered three scenarios for this year’s Serie A season, including not awarding the championship; and meet privately with clubs as well as UEFA for European cup qualification, award titles based on current rankings; and finally play-off kicks to win the championship and relegation when things go down.

Daily Mail stated that the above mentioned solutions of FIGC are unfair to the teams; and ineffective. Leaving the season to a stop is the best way to ensure everything is safe. Tournaments will continue until summer; when the situation calmed down.

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Covid-19 pandemic is somewhat out of control in Europe makes all old continental football activities can be delayed indefinitely.

The fact that Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta is confirmed positive for the corona virus is rocking English football in particular and European football in general.

Before Arteta, European football recorded at least 4 cases of players playing in infected big leagues. However, the fact that a top coach, who is always in contact with many football players and characters, is infected creates a new risk.

Coach Arteta can contact hundreds of people after infection

Until the beginning of this week, UEFA and many Football Federation members still believed that football activities could take place normally, even though it took place in an audience field. The leaders of European football believe that the Covid-19 pandemic has not yet made a significant impact on the sport of the king, and the season must continue.

However, subsequent cases of consecutive Serie A and Bundesliga players were positive for corona virus. Recently coach Arsenal Arteta.

Old continental football is facing a major threat from the Covid-19 pandemic. So far, the media recorded at least 6 cases of football players and coaches positive for corona virus.

Serie A has 2 cases including Juventus defender Daniele Rugani and Sampdoria striker Manolo Gabbiadini. The Bundesliga 2 received two cases, defenders Timo Hubers and Jannes Horn, both of Hannover 96. The Premier League recorded the case of Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and Chelsea midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi.

The Guardian revealed that the number of people quarantined by contact with Arteta could reach more than 100, including many football players and celebrities. Earlier, the Leicester City club confirmed that many players are being quarantined themselves because of signs of infection.

Will the Champions League be delayed indefinitely?

Champions League matches will be postponed instead of playing in an unpopulated state.

On the evening of March 12, UEFA announced that it would meet to discuss the plans to organize European Cups and EURO 2020.

A source from L’Equipe confirmed that UEFA considers the possibility of EURO being moved to 2021, to make time for the top European leagues to end the 2019/20 season. Besides, the Champions League and Europa League are likely to be delayed indefinitely to wait for new developments.