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'We are absolutely sure it will go ahead': UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin is confident Euro 2020 will take place in 2021 but admits it could be staged in 11, eight, five or just one country instead of planned 12 hosts due to coronavirus pandemic  Euro 2020 was rescheduled to take place next year due to the coronavirus crisis  There has been a fresh wave of Covid-19 cases across Europe in recent weeks  This has raised questions whether the tournament can still go ahead next year UEFA's president insists it will go ahead but is not sure on how many hosts

By Reuters

Published: 13:06 BST, 16 October 2020 | Updated: 13:06 BST, 16 October 2020


UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says he is confident the postponed Euro 2020 tournament will go ahead next year despite a fresh wave of COVID-19 cases across Europe, though it could be staged in fewer than the planned 12 countries if necessary.

The 24-team tournament was pushed back by a year due to the pandemic but a new surge of novel coronavirus infections has raised doubts over whether it can be played in the rescheduled June-July 2021 slot.

'We are always concerned about the situation (but) we are absolutely sure that the Euro will be played,' Ceferin told the Spanish pay TV network Movistar+.

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