No pan-continental future for Euros, says Ceferin

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says the organisation won’t repeat a pan-continental staging of the European Championship following Euro 2020, however has not dominated out additional profitable joint bids within the future. Last yr’s rescheduled event, meant to rejoice its sixtieth anniversary, was beset by logistical difficulties introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 2024 event will revert to a single nation host in Germany, however the 2028 version may as soon as once more see a number of hosts, with a British Isles bid up towards Turkey for duties. Speaking at a press convention on Wednesday, Ceferin confirmed there will likely be no continent-spanning occasions in future, however he’s not opposed to shared internet hosting between smaller neighbour nations.

We usually are not contemplating such Euro tournaments in 10-11 international locations, that was difficult sufficient,” he acknowledged. “With [the pandemic], it was much more difficult. With respect to sporting concerns, Switzerland performed one recreation in Rome after which in Baku, and a few groups performed at house on a regular basis.

“Those who didn’t journey and performed at house ended up within the ultimate. We don’t love that idea in any respect. It was a good suggestion. It was the sixtieth anniversary of the Euros, some Pan-European friendship… These have been the weather of that concept.

“I’m not saying that the concept was unhealthy. But my feeling is that Euros ought to happen in a single or two international locations if we’re speaking about smaller international locations.”

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