UEFA changed plans to hold Euro 2021 and other latest football news

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UEFA changed plans to hold Euro 2021

The source of Mirror said that the European Football Federation (UEFA) is considering changing its plans to hold Euro 2021 due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Instead of organizing in 12 countries as originally planned, UEFA will give hosting rights to a single country to zoning the spread of the disease. But which country will host the tournament next summer has yet to be officially determined. Previously, UEFA delayed the holding period of the Euro from 2020 to 2021.

UEFA changed plans to hold Euro 2021

Barca vs Dynamo Kiev match may be canceled

Dynamo Kiev only brought 13 first-team players to Spain to play against Barca in the Champions League group stage because their six players were infected with COVID-19.

Although the players were negative on Sunday’s test, they still showed signs of illness and should be quarantined for close monitoring. In addition, the Ukrainian team also lost 3 other players due to injury.

In this situation, Dynamo Kiev was forced to call 6 young players and 13 first-team players to Barcelona. But UEFA requires each team to have at least 13 first-team players on the list to play in the Champions League.

Dynamo Kiev has 6 players infected with COVID-19

Therefore, if there is only one more infection in the test tomorrow morning at 10:00 am (local time), the match scheduled to take place at 9 pm will be postponed. Then, the match must be postponed before the deadline of January 28, 2021.

Man City wants to have Messi before the summer of 2021

The source of the Telegraph revealed that Man City wanted to take advantage of Barca’s instability to sign Messi in January 2021. Before that, Man City planned to sign Messi in the summer of 2021 after he ended his contract with Barca.

But inside Barca is in turmoil when Chairman Bartomeu resigns and the team is not playing well. Therefore, Man City wants to take advantage of the chaotic situation to have Messi earlier and Barca can also sell the star to make a little more money instead of losing it.

Messi refused to renew his contract with Barca

When he asked to leave this summer, Messi confirmed that he would not renew his contract with Barca and would definitely switch to a new club after this season. But Barca’s leadership is still working to the last minute to convince Messi to stay.

Barca, Juventus and Man City reacted strongly to the move from UEFA

The European Football Confederation (UEFA) is planning to host the remaining matches in the Champions League season of 2019/20 concentrated in one city, but Barca, Juventus and Man City firmly oppose.

Barca and 3 other teams disagree with UEFA about the Champions League

The Covid-19 pandemic caused the Champions League and Europa League to be pushed back indefinitely. UEFA wants to complete both tournaments after the domestic leagues are over. As expected, the two biggest European football leagues at club level will be back in early August.

Barca wants to receive Napoli in the second leg of the round of C1 C1 at home

According to the host, Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey hosted the Champions League final this season. However, the Covid-19 pandemic is making the organization in this field extremely precarious.

Specifically, the city of Istanbul is expected to be severely lost because the organization on the field has no audience, and visitors will not be able to visit Turkey at that time because there is still a travel ban to prevent the spread of disease.

Facing the above situation, UEFA has considered the alternative plans. The agency is planning from the quarterfinals onwards the matches will play concentrated in a city and Lisbon is rated as the most potential.

Portugal’s corona virus infection rate is low and has allowed football to return. Germany could also be the venue for the remaining matches in the Champions League this season.

However, Barca, Juventus, Man City and Bayern Munich disagree with the plans from UEFA. These 4 teams insisted on playing the second leg of the 1/8 round of the Champions League at home, they accepted to play on the stadium without an audience.

Currently, the match between Man City vs Real Madrid, Barca vs Napoli, Juventus vs Lyon and Bayern Munich vs Chelsea has not taken place the second leg of the round of 1/8.

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.

European football is facing the most difficult problem in history (Part 1)

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.