‘Possible’ – London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Likelihood of Euro 2020 Going Ahead

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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says that it “is possible” the 2020 European Championships goes ahead and that it could be a “springboard to recovery” for the country.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Likelihood of Euro 2020 Going Ahead

Spectators Could Be Limited to Domestic Fans Only

Last year’s European competition has posed a particular difficulty for UEFA officials due to being held simultaneously in 12 cities within the continent.

But mayor of London Sadiq Khan suggested that the postponed tournament, scheduled to begin on June 11, could still go ahead as planned in England this summer.

Speaking to Sky News he said that it is “possible” for the competition to take place, possibly along with Wimbledon.

He said: “I think it is possible and I’m hoping there will be a really good summer.

“I think Euro 2020 will be fantastic, we have the seven games in London. I think we can use Euro 2020 as a springboard to a recovery, particularly if it’s domestic fans only.

“I want to see Scots coming down to London to watch the Scotland-England game and it can be really exciting.”

A number of matches at the 2020 European Championships are to be held at Wembley Stadium in London and Glasgow’s Hampden Park.

England’s national stadium is to host the semi-finals and final; it has been reported, however, that the competition could be played in one country rather than across the continent.

Speaking to German newspaper Muenchner Merkur/TZ (via the Guardian), Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said: “We must not forget that the idea of this special hosting of the tournament came about when the coronavirus didn’t exist … it was an initiative of the EU Commission that wanted to have football shown all over Europe.

“But I know that the Uefa president, Aleksander Ceferin – who is incredibly careful with corona – is thinking about whether it wouldn’t make more sense in these times to play the tournament in just one country.

“That would be with a corresponding hygiene concept, of course.”

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