UEFA Reveals Latest Plans For Euro 2020 Format And Host

UEFA says it has no plans yet to change the format of Euro 2020 amid reports it is considering moving next summer's tournament to Russia.

European football's governing body decided in March to postpone the tournament by 12 months due to the coronavirus pandemic, but has so far stood by the 12-city format it had originally devised.

According to French newspaper Le Parisien, installing Russia, which hosted the World Cup in 2018, as sole host for the finals was one option being considered by UEFA, with infection rates rising again across the continent.

While UEFA has not ruled out changing the format, it said in a statement that it currently had no plans to do so.

The cities due to host matches are Amsterdam, Baku, Bilbao, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Munich, Rome and St Petersburg.

England and Wales have already qualified for the finals, which start on 11 June next year and conclude with the semi-finals and final at Wembley.

Northern Ireland and Scotland could yet join them with victory in their play-off matches which will be played later this month.

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The final is due to be played on 11 July 2021.

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