All eyes were set on UEFA’s decision regarding the host cities which was supposed to be taken in Monday’s meeting. But the decision is now postponed till Friday, 23rd April 2021.
The three venues Munich, Dublin and Bilbao are in danger of being dropped as they have not guaranteed any capacity of the crowd. Now, these cities have been given extended four days to submit their plans.
On Monday, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said
“European football’s governing body postponed our final decision until Friday to allow time for final discussions with the three cities which could be excluded”
The final decision on Friday could see the rescheduling of the matches scheduled at these three venues if they fail to assure UEFA with minimum spectators.
Meanwhile, the president of the Spanish Football Federation, Luis Rubiales said that he will do everything humanly possible for Spain to hold the scheduled four games.
Munich is one of those venues which is in danger of getting dropped. Munich is expected to host all three German matches along with one quarterfinal. But Munich Mayor Dieter Rieter seems in no mood to assure anything at the moment. While commenting on the situation, he said,
It is simply not possible at the moment to make a statement whether the infection rate in June allows the presence of fans in the stadium or not.
The UEFA Euro which was scheduled last year in the same time frame was postponed by a year due to pandemic situations. Now, the UEFA Euro 2021 is said to kick off in Rome on 11th July when Italy hosts Turkey in the opener. The proposed tournament will be conducted across 12 venues.
Rome ‘Fully Confirmed’ as Euro 2021 Host City
Rome was the latest host city to confirm at least 25% spectators for the Euro matches. Rome’s Stadio Olimpico has a sitting capacity of 68000 which means, we can have around 17000 spectators for the match in Italy.
Rome joins other eight venues – Saint-Petersburg, Baku, Budapest, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Glasgow and London who have already submitted their assurance.