UEFA chief Ceferin optimistic about Euros going ahead next year


UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin expects the postponed Euro 2020 to take place as scheduled next year, he told Spanish newspaper El Mundo.

The Euros, which were to be held across 12 host cities between June and July, were postponed in March until 2021 as the novel coronavirus ravaged the global sporting calendar.

Ceferin had said last week that there were problems with three of the 12 host cities, while stressing these concerns would not prevent the from going ahead.

Ceferin remained bullish about the tournament taking place in 2021.

“Yes I would bet on it. I don’t see why it shouldn’t happen. I don’t think the virus will last forever,” Ceferin said.

“The situation is serious but it is improving and we are more careful now. We know more about the virus and for now I’m optimistic.”

While some leagues, such as the Bundesliga, have returned with others set to follow, games are being held without spectators for now and some experts have warned it will not be safe for fans to attend matches until there is a vaccine for the virus.

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