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Speculation that Cardiff could host Euro 2020 games as UEFA eye more concentrated tournament

26 Feb 2021 2 minute read
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Wales’ fans could face a shorter than expected trip to watch their team play at Euro 2020 with matches potentially being played in Wales or just over Offa’s Dyke in England.

According to Football news service FourFourTwo Cardiff’s national stadium is one of the potential groups that could be used, with a decision by UEFA expected in April.

According to BeIN Sports correspondent Tancredi Palmeri, the competition is now “very likely” to be held solely in England, but that could open the door to matches elsewhere in the UK.

At the moment London’s Wembley is scheduled to host the final, as well as several other matches, with other games played in Glasgow, Dublin, Munich, Rome, Baku, Saint Petersburg, Bucharest, Amsterdam, Bilbao, Budapest and Copenhagen.

The UK is now under consideration as it is ahead of many European countries in rolling out the Covid-19 vaccine, FourFourTwo said. All eligible adults are expected to have received a first dose by July 31.

Restrictions on crowds attending sport events are expected to be lifted entirely in June.

Any move to closer to home could be little consolation for some Wales fans who were given the choice last month of applying for refunds for their Euro 2020 tickets, or risking losing their money if they are unable to attend games which are moved due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Wales were due to play two matches in Baku, Azerbaijan, and one in Rome.

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