UEFA set date for summit to discuss Euro 2020 with four different scenarios

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UEFA will make a decision on the Euros at a summit meeting on March 5.

But one thing is crystal clear is that the tournament will go ahead this summer on the dates planned – June 11 to July 11 – which is another factor as to why the Premier League is determined not to stop.

European football’s governing body are working on four different scenarios with each of the host cities drawing up different plans for full stadiums, 50 per cent capacity, 20-30 per cent or behind closed doors.

They are still working on the proviso that the tournament will happen across Europe but clearly if coronavirus infections do not improve then they may have to consider playing in fewer venues with less travel.

A UEFA summit in March will determine how Euro 2020 will go ahead
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One thing which has not gone unnoticed in European football is that, potentially, England could become the vaccination capital as the Government expects the first wave to be completed by mid-February which is around six weeks ahead of Germany.

There could be scope for England – which already has Group matches, the semi finals and final at Wembley – to play a greater role, although no-one is talking about that prospect just yet. The next ExCo meeting is likely to be in February but March 5 is being seen as the big deadline.

But when you consider that Champions League and Europa League games are going ahead as normal, there is a similar expectation that the Euros will happen.

It will not be postponed again because there is too much riding on the tournament in terms of prestige, commercial contracts and TV deals.

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