May UEFA cancel Euro 2020 due to coronavirus

29 Février, 2020, 01:07 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • UEFA uncertain of coronavirus impact on Euro 2020

Vice-President of UEFA Michel UVA said that the European tournaments, including national Championships, European games and Euro 2020 may be interrupted, postponed or cancelled, if the situation with the spread of the coronavirus continues to deteriorate, reports the with reference to the Correspondent.

This summer, Rome will be one of the 12 host cities for Euro 2020, staging the tournament's curtain raiser and three other matches.

The match was called off after Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said: "Minister of Sport [Vincenzo] Spadafora intends to suspend all sporting events planned for Sunday in the Veneto and Lombardy regions".

"We are in a waiting phase, we are waiting for all countries. We're monitoring country by country, and football must follow the orders of the individual countries", Michele Uva, a member of the Uefa executive committee, told state broadcaster Rai.

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"However security and well being come earlier than anything - earlier than a match or earlier than a full stadium". "Sports path will be closed only in case of deterioration of the situation", - said Uwe.

Napoli's Champions League match at home to Barcelona on Tuesday was not affected but Inter's Europa League match at home to Ludogorets Razgrad on Thursday will be behind closed doors, and the club confirmed on Tuesday that all fans who had bought tickets would get their money back.

Italy's Six Nations conflict with Eire on seventh March has already been cancelled prematurely whereas quite a few soccer video games have been cancelled or might be performed behind closed doorways within the coming weeks, together with motion from Serie A. Simon Harris, Ireland's minister for health, also said on Tuesday that the Six Nations match against Italy scheduled for March 7 in Dublin should not go ahead due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

In 2001, the foot-and-mouth crisis meant the championship could not be decided until October, when England were denied the Grand Slam by defeat in Ireland.



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