Will the European Championships go ahead?
UEFA are reportedly pressing on with their plans for the European Championships this summer, as Coronavirus casts doubt over sport.
Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has been in the news an awful lot recently.
The virus continues to spread and as the seriousness of the situation grows, the sporting calendar is very much under threat.
All sport has been called off in Italy, while football clubs around the globe have been forced to play behind closed doors recently.
Paris Saint-Germain against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday night is the latest example.
Now, with the European Championships just around the corner, UEFA are pushing ahead with their preparations.
UEFA move to ensure Euro 2020 goes ahead
According to the Associated Press, UEFA ‘is asking governments across the continent to ensure the European Championship goes ahead in three months despite the coronavirus outbreak.’
UEFA believe a city can still host a game, as long as they have the infrastructure to provide for both a flurry of football fans and Coronavirus patients.
That supposedly comes after advice from the World Health Organization.
It’s also claimed that if one venue is not able to host a game, the fixture could be moved to another host nation.
With 12 stadiums in 12 countries, this would supposedly give UEFA some flexibility to work around any issues.
Despite all the problems Coronavirus is causing in the sporting world, the Associated Press report ‘UEFA is trying to ensure its flagship event is not derailed by the virus.’
Only time will tell if they succeed.
Some of the biggest trouble caused by Coronavirus comes in Italy.
The country has been placed on lockdown to combat the virus and stop it from spreading even further.
As a result, Serie A has been fully suspended.
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