UEFA does not rule out suspending Euro 2020 due to coronavirus cases

Michele Uva, UEFA vice president, said that football should follow the instructions it receives from several countries

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UEFA does not rule out suspending the Euro 2020 for cases of coronavirus. (Getty Images, Archive)

The vice president of the UEFA , Michele Uva, assured that European competitions (including the European Championship) were they would suspend for the coronavirus only if the situation degenerates.

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He also stated that the agency that manages football in the Old Continent is in constant contact with the governments of the countries.

“We are in a waiting phase, we are waiting for all countries. Football must follow the indications it receives for several countries. We try not to stop the competition, ”said Uva, UEFA vice president.

“The development of competencies will be interrupted only if the situation degenerates,” he added.

The European Championship 2020 will be organized in 12 different countries and will hold the inaugural match precisely in Italy, at the Olympic Stadium in Rome.

In total, there will be three games of the group stage in Rome, in addition to one of the Quarterfinals.

Europe and Italy in particular live moments of emergency because of the coronavirus , which caused seven deaths and more from 280 infected in recent days in various regions of the north of the country.

In this context, the Italian government approved the Italian Football Federation to play matches in the affected areas behind closed doors.

To play without people After being postponed four league games last week, several meetings of the next day, including the classic Juventus vs.. Inter will be played without a public for security reasons.

Inter himself will be the first team to play without a public in the Europa League, receiving the Ludogorets on Thursday in San Siro in the round of the round of 16.

On the fine against Manchester City Grape also referred to the penalty recently inflicted by the UEFA Financial Control Committee on Manchester City, with a fine of thirty million euros and the exclusion of European international competitions during the next two seasons.

“We await the decision of the Court of Sports Arbitration. Almost never the European rules are similar to the national ones and UEFA is working so that some European rules also become mandatory in the leagues, ”he said, analyzing the possibility of canceling the national trophies won by the English team in the Period (2012 – 2016 ) for which he was punished.

With information from EFE