Eight of the 12 host cities of this summer's European Championships have confirmed their plans to play matches in front of fans this summer.With several countries across Europe still playing matches in empty stadiums because of the COVID-19 outbreak, there had been doubts over whether any supporters would get the chance to see their countries in action at the Euros - which had to be postponed last summer because of obvious safety concerns.? Spectators will be allowed to return safely to venues for #EURO2020. ?️ 8 host cities have confirmed stadium capacities. Decisions on matches in the remaining 4 host cities will be made on 19 April.More info on tickets, relevant travel restrictions & more ???— UEFA EURO 2020 (@EURO2020)
UEFA are set to suspend Euro 2020 due to coronavirus, with an announcement expected next week. The governing body has called an emergency meeting on Tuesday 17 March to discuss whether UEFA's three biggest tournaments - the Champions League, the Europa League and the 2020 European Championships - can continue amid the ongoing pandemic. Serie A and La Liga have been suspended so far, with many of Europe's major leagues requesting that this summer's Euros can be pushed back until 2021 to allow the domestic seasons to be played out. According to French news outlet L'Equipe, UEFA will announce on Tuesday that Euro 2020 will be postponed until 2021 as a result of the virus. UEFA released a statement on Thursday that read: "In the light of the ongoing developments
Teams playing in the Champions League and Europa League in 2018-19 will be able to field a fourth substitute in matches that go to extra time, UEFA has announced. Following the successful implementation of the rule by FIFA at the World Cup, European football's governing body updated its rules on replacements for various competitions. The additional substitute will also be available to teams playing in the UEFA Super Cup, the Women's Champions League, European Championship and European Women's Championship. Meanwhile, five changes per team will be permitted in the UEFA Youth League and the Under-17 and Under-19 European Championships for men and women.