A European Championship across Europe? This is the first and last time …

Euro 2020 comes to an end after the European Championship circus, which traveled more than four weeks in eleven host cities, with the final between England and Italy at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday evening.

To mark the 60th anniversary of the tournament, the idea for the first Pan-European Championship with twelve host cities came from then-UEFA President Michael Platini. However, the current leader is not in favor of Alexander Seferin, and at no time does this form see a return.

“I certainly do not support it. It brings a lot of challenges, some teams have to travel one kilometer and other teams ten kilometers,” the Slovenian told the BBC on Friday. That means they weren’t refreshed in the quarterfinals against the Italians who finished their home games.

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“Besides, it’s not going to be fun for the fans, they have to be in Rome for a game and have to fly more than four hours to the next day’s pack. This is an interesting idea, but very difficult to put into practice, I do not think it will be used in the future. “The next European Championship will be held in Germany in 2024.

The two semi-finals and finals at Wembley Stadium in London confirm that England will be able to play their sixth match in seven European Championships in front of their home crowd on Sunday. In fact, due to travel restrictions, only a thousand Italian fans are allowed to travel from their home country to the British capital. In addition, there are still 6,500 tickets for Italians already residing in the UK or Ireland. They have to give a voice against about 53,000 English fans.

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