UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin on Tuesday said he was “confident’’ that European football’s governing body will be able to deal with the coronavirus virus ahead of the 2020 Euro.
The 2020 UEFA European Championship will start on 12 June with the qualifiers set to begin on 21 March. Ceferin remains optimistic Euro 2020 will go ahead as planned despite the coronavirus outbreak.
“We have security concerns, we have political instability concerns, and one of the concerns is also the virus, and we are dealing with it and we are confident we can deal with it, said “Ceferin at a press conference after the Uefa Congress in Amsterdam.
COVID-19 has been detected in 76 countries worldwide, killing over 3 000 people with Italy the worst-hit nation in Europe.
Rome in Italy is one of 12 venues across the continent set to host matches at the European Championship in June and July.
“You don’t know how many concerns we have when we organise a big competition,” said Ceferin.
“Case by case. However, Champions League fixtures are a more pressing concern,” added Ceferin.
By FARPost Reporter