Thursday April 9 2020
Rome to retain Euro 2020 host status

Rome’s Stadio Olimpico should still hold the opening fixture of the European Championship, confirmed a spokesman, despite its postponement amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Euro 2020 is becoming Euro 2021, with the fixtures moved to June 11-July 11 2021, but the specific details have not yet been clarified.

This is the first itinerant tournament, so set in 12 different host cities in 12 countries, including some hit harder by the COVID-19 crisis than others.

“The UEFA EURO 2020 is foreseen to take place between 11 June and 11 July 2021 with the intention of having the same match schedule and the same host cities,” a UEFA spokesman told Sky Sports News UK.

“However, at this stage, the match schedule has not been officially confirmed. UEFA is in contact with all 12 host cities on the matter and further announcements will be made in due course.”

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

Italy are set to play all their group games at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, including the tournament’s opening fixture against Turkey.

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