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Euro 2020 update

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UEFA is ready to reduce the number of host cities for the rescheduled European Championship if necessary, according to President Aleksander Ceferin.

Euro 2020 was originally scheduled to take place in 12 cities – Amsterdam, Baku, Bilbao, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome and Saint Petersburg – across Europe from June 12 to July 12, but will be postponed until next summer in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

June 11 to July 11, 2021 is the proposed new schedule for a tournament that will always be known as Euro 2020, but the number of host sites may be reduced by next summer.

Speaking to Bein Sports, Ceferin said that three of the host cities are facing problems that need to be resolved, with Uefa willing to organize the competition in fewer cities if necessary.

“We have had conversations with nine cities and everything is ready,” said Ceferin. “With three cities, we have some problems. We will therefore discuss it further.

“In principle, we will do it in 12 cities but if not, we are ready to do it in 10, 9 or 8”.

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