UEFA President assures that he no longer needs this Euro format: “I will no longer support him”

Le président de l'UEFA assure ne plus vouloir ce format d'Euro: "Je ne le soutiendrais plus"

The Slovenian told BBC Sport on Friday. “I do not support him anymore,” Seferin said. “I think this is very complicated and in a way incorrect because some teams have to travel 10,000 kilometers and others more than 1,000 kilometers,” Seferin explained.

“It’s not right for the followers who were in Rome one day and on a four – and – a – half hour long flight a few days later. It’s an interesting idea, but it’s hard to implement. I do not think we will do it again.

To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first edition, in 1960, Michael Platini, President of UEFA, was voted in by the UEFA Executive Committee in 2012, with the idea of ​​organizing a travel Euro 2020 and holding competitions in various European countries.

Thirteen cities were initially selected. However, in the wake of the crisis over the national stadium file, UEFA decided to withdraw four matches against Brussels in 2017. Ireland lost the match last April and Dublin refused to welcome spectators to the stadiums.

Euro 2020, which was postponed for a year due to a coronavirus pandemic, has finally been disputed in 11 European countries.

Thus, England, the finalists against Italy on Sunday, will play six of their seven matches at Wembley Stadium, for example the Red Devils have traveled to Russia, Denmark, Russia, Spain and Germany. Switzerland played in the group stage in Rome and Azerbaijan, then in the 16th round in Romania and the quarter-finals in Russia.

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