The president of the Swiss Football Federation (ASF) said today that “hardly” the final round of the European Football Championship could take place in 12 cities in 12 countries, as predicted, due to the covid-19 pandemic.
“Due to the current health situation and travel restrictions, I think, personally, that a test spread over several countries in Europe can hardly be carried out,” said Dominique Blanc, to the Swiss press.
However, the federation official said he was convinced that the competition, postponed from 2020 to the summer of 2021, will take place, because the security measures provided for “have already been tested and approved”.
Blanc admitted several hypotheses, such as taking the test in a single country, or just in one city, with the capacity to accommodate the six groups, such as London, which currently experiences a significant increase in infections by the new coronavirus.
The ASF president also considered that the event, in which Portugal defends the European title won in 2016, should take place without an audience.
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