UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin on Wednesday reiterated the ruling physique’s dedication to holding the rescheduled European Championship this yr in 12 cities throughout the continent as initially deliberate.
The 24-nation occasion, which was as a consequence of happen in June-July final yr, was postponed by 12 months because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The event, scheduled to begin on June 11, is to be performed in 12 cities throughout Europe and Ceferin can also be optimistic that followers will probably be allowed inside stadiums once more.
“I am optimistic that issues are extremely prone to be very totally different with regard to the virus as we transfer nearer to the event,” Ceferin mentioned in a press release.
“It is essential that we give the host cities and governments as a lot time as we will to formulate an correct image of what’s going to be potential come June and July.
“Followers are such an enormous a part of what makes soccer particular… We should permit ourselves the utmost house to permit their return to the stadiums.”
UEFA mentioned the deadline for the submission of plans to accommodate followers contained in the stadiums was moved to early April.
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge mentioned final week that Ceferin was weighing up whether or not to stage this yr’s event in a single nation as a consequence of coronavirus issues.