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UEFA Plan To Host 12-venue European Championship With Fans Amidst COVID-19 Second Wave

UEFA has reiterated its intention to follow the initial plans and host the 2020 European Championship in 12 different venues with fans in attendance amidst second wave of the global pandemic.

Representatives of the 12 host associations met with the European football governing body on Thursday and agreed to postpone the submission of plans to accommodate fans in the grounds until early April.

“UEFA is committed to holding EURO 2020 in the 12 cities originally planned,” said UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin.

“The European Championship is the flagship competition for national team football in Europe and is a vital source of funding for grassroots and wider football development.

“I am optimistic that things are highly likely to be very different with regard to the virus as we move closer to the tournament and it is important that we give the host cities and governments as much time as we can to formulate an accurate picture of what will be possible come June and July.

“Fans are such a big part of what makes football special and that is true of the European Championship as much as it is of any game. We must allow ourselves the maximum space to allow their return to the stadiums.”

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