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.