Euro 2020 - Britain offers to host Euros

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Didn't realise the thread was from March, I was wondering why the feck some of the comments looked naive and downright ignorant!
 

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Yes UEFA did open the dialogue for limited capacity.

I know in Canada they will essentially restrict you from doing things if you don't have proof of vaccination. As someone who has tickets for this tournament and someone who is against taking this vaccine, I wonder how this will play out for me.
I'm in windsor so we're under the same guidelines. Whatever your reasons for not getting the vaccine, it'll be ages until either of us have the chance to anyway unless you're in healthcare! Phase 3 is supposed to only start in August which is general pop. Not sure they'll enable a proof of vaccine thing until next year anyway when everyone will have had the chance to get one. Canada and Ontario will just have the rule that if you leave the country you have to quarantine for 2 weeks until they get to that point which is still a ways away.
 

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I'm in windsor so we're under the same guidelines. Whatever your reasons for not getting the vaccine, it'll be ages until either of us have the chance to anyway unless you're in healthcare! Phase 3 is supposed to only start in August which is general pop. Not sure they'll enable a proof of vaccine thing until next year anyway when everyone will have had the chance to get one. Canada and Ontario will just have the rule that if you leave the country you have to quarantine for 2 weeks until they get to that point which is still a ways away.
Yeah it does depend on where you live I guess. Ottawa was suggesting they will be fully vaccinated by the summer. But you're right about all those regulations coming into effect once every one gets vaccinated.
 

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Is the champions league / Europa going to be able to continue at the moment?

Covid surges in a lot of countries and travel bans in place?

If the CL/ Europa is delayed presumably they will look to play the fixtures in the summer?... hard to see how both this and the Euros could happen?
 

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Play it in Germany in the autumn/winter. “Pan Euro” tournament was always a ridiculous idea so it’s the perfect excuse to knock it on the head.
 

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Any update on these? Given how hopeless Europe has been with the vaccine role out/the multi-state setup the comp is taking, surely this is in serious doubt?

Unlike the CL, leagues, I imagine this sort of thing is far more attractive because of the tourism/travel levels it provides. If it does go ahead there'd surely be no fans, so would it not just make sense to host it in one place?
 

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It will play but only in 2-3 countries. Same sort of thing as ending of CL/europe, in U.K, Germany and either Italy or Portugal I reckon.

Uefa has basically admitted as much but no country wants to just pull out as they wouldn't get compensation so a face off until Uefa has to take games off cities.

Bigger question is what will happen with the March international break given anyone who plays for Portgual or South American nation will have to do the 10 day quarantine so you're talking loads of top players who'll miss up to 3 games in April.
 

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Will the CL fixtures be allowed to restart? Or is there a chance they will look to do what they did last year and compress the knock out rounds into the summer?

If that happens (plus potentially an olympics to work around... though that might be cancelled as well) then its going to be very difficult to organise something

Perhaps insurance and who might be on the hook for what will play a large factor in what they actually do
 

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Will the CL fixtures be allowed to restart? Or is there a chance they will look to do what they did last year and compress the knock out rounds into the summer?

If that happens (plus potentially an olympics to work around... though that might be cancelled as well) then its going to be very difficult to organise something

Perhaps insurance and who might be on the hook for what will play a large factor in what they actually do
CL/EL is back next week.
 

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This was to be the perfect Euro trip for me and the Mrs. Have tickets for games in Rome, Amsterdam and Bilbao. And also for the semis and final at Wembely.

Have still held on to the tickets, but with this latest variant and surge in cases I think its finally time to give them up.

So disappointed...
 

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with the german travel ban?... and what if any of the other countries get a variant or a spike in cases ... i think its going to be difficult to envisage it happening without disruption
Think I saw someone say that a game was being moved to Denmark. As of now, it looks as though it's going ahead but that could change.
 

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It will play but only in 2-3 countries. Same sort of thing as ending of CL/europe, in U.K, Germany and either Italy or Portugal I reckon.

Uefa has basically admitted as much but no country wants to just pull out as they wouldn't get compensation so a face off until Uefa has to take games off cities.

Bigger question is what will happen with the March international break given anyone who plays for Portgual or South American nation will have to do the 10 day quarantine so you're talking loads of top players who'll miss up to 3 games in April.
Doubt they will choose the UK as a venue after Brexit with the added visa implications.
 

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Doubt they will choose the UK as a venue after Brexit with the added visa implications.
The SFs and Final are happening in London so I can't see that being changed particularly if they get get some fans in for income (particularly in the corporate tier at Wembley).

Wimbledon looking to go ahead with 30% capacity as things stand.
 

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Ain't happening lads IMO.
This is all about money and empty stadia will not appeal
 

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Ain't happening lads IMO.
This is all about money and empty stadia will not appeal
Eh then it’s no money because they won’t receive any TV money if it doesn’t happen. UEFA did empty stadium matches with the champions leagues

There’s no chance of clubs allowing it to happen in 2022. It would also screw up the World Cup qualifications.
 

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Any update on these? Given how hopeless Europe has been with the vaccine role out/the multi-state setup the comp is taking, surely this is in serious doubt?

Unlike the CL, leagues, I imagine this sort of thing is far more attractive because of the tourism/travel levels it provides. If it does go ahead there'd surely be no fans, so would it not just make sense to host it in one place?
From the messages UEFA have put out it seems like it will definitely go ahead but they will finalise some of the logistics in April to confirm host country/countries, fans in stadiums etc.
 

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Either play it with no crowds in one country or push it back another year. By June still not enough people will have been vaccinated, and even if they were, its still really risky having people meshed back together on mass without having significant time monitoring the true affects of the rollout.
 

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I’m genuinely still baffled this hasn’t been called off. UEFA will not make money from a behind closed doors tournament.
Unless they charge to screen live matches but that would lead to the most insane of backlashes so that won’t happen.
There is always the option of hosting it in a European country with low coronavirus cases but even that’s far fetched because that country is unlikely to have the facilities to host 24 teams in such a short space of time.

They need to just accept this isn’t happening and cancel it. We’re almost in March and people aren’t even allowed into many countries without two weeks isolating. The vaccine roll out is also too slow.
I doubt even, we’ll get significantly attended games until early next year.

The fantasy world Uefa are living in where thousands of football fans and hundreds of players will be bouncing around Europe in four months time is just that, a fantasy.
 

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The obvious right answer is to cancel it or push it back a year. With the WC in the winter now (unless I’m wrong about that), UEFA can hold it in the summer
 

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Hold it inside the next world cup using a weighted points system for European teams, a kind of stealth tournament within a tournament. Or smuggle it inside the Tokyo Olympics that won't happen either. That or do it based on predicitive results like A levels last year. Or feck it off.
 

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I’m genuinely still baffled this hasn’t been called off. UEFA will not make money from a behind closed doors tournament.
Of course it will. Ticket sales are never the bulk of the income from high-profile football events these days, it's advertising money. UEFA won't make as much money as they would from a 'normal' tournament but they'll still have sponsors and TV money.

I don't think there's any chance it will be called off but I expect them to scrap the multi-city format in favour of holding it in one country, behind closed doors.
 

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Make it a straight knockout tournament
 

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The Champions League last summer provided a rough template for this.

Just need to pick a country with the footballing resources to allow for the unique conditions needed.

England, Brexit-related visa issues aside, would be perfect as a choice given the number of stadiums and high-level training grounds on offer combined with the relatively short distance between major cities.

You’d have to separate the groups into different areas:

- North London, South London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Newcastle as an example for the 6 groups with Wembley hosting the semi’s and the final.

The Premier League (and appropriate Championship) clubs in that location would then have to offer their facilities as base camps for teams. Hotels would also have to be booked out for individual countries with no other guests; a booking I imagine most hotels would be over the moon to fulfil.

It would be complicated and require a lot of planning but the TV money involved would make it worth it in UEFA’s eyes. Plus by the summer, with the improved weather and rate of vaccination here, there could probably be some level of fan attendance at games with the correct social distancing measures in place (even if it was as low as 20%).

It seems a long time ago in the depths of a winter lockdown but there was a hell of a lot of freedom last summer.
 

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Of course it will. Ticket sales are never the bulk of the income from high-profile football events these days, it's advertising money. UEFA won't make as much money as they would from a 'normal' tournament but they'll still have sponsors and TV money.

I don't think there's any chance it will be called off but I expect them to scrap the multi-city format in favour of holding it in one country, behind closed doors.
That’s True. Any revenue is better than no revenue for them.
Apparently Israel wanted to host it but UEFA said no and are adamant multi cities is doable but then what’s the point of multi cities if you can’t get enough fans in.
 

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If it can't be fit in without disrupting the WC it should just be let go. Every 4 years is arbitrary anyway.
 

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Will it? Probably. Should it? Probably not.
 

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The Champions League last summer provided a rough template for this.

Just need to pick a country with the footballing resources to allow for the unique conditions needed.

England, Brexit-related visa issues aside, would be perfect as a choice given the number of stadiums and high-level training grounds on offer combined with the relatively short distance between major cities.

You’d have to separate the groups into different areas:

- North London, South London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and Newcastle as an example for the 6 groups with Wembley hosting the semi’s and the final.

The Premier League (and appropriate Championship) clubs in that location would then have to offer their facilities as base camps for teams. Hotels would also have to be booked out for individual countries with no other guests; a booking I imagine most hotels would be over the moon to fulfil.

It would be complicated and require a lot of planning but the TV money involved would make it worth it in UEFA’s eyes. Plus by the summer, with the improved weather and rate of vaccination here, there could probably be some level of fan attendance at games with the correct social distancing measures in place (even if it was as low as 20%).

It seems a long time ago in the depths of a winter lockdown but there was a hell of a lot of freedom last summer.
This is how I envisage it going down, whether it's England or not.
 

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It is mad seeing the comments from when this thread was created. Im not having a go at all, I was probably thinking the same in early March 2020. But just fecking crazy on what was about to happen
 

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This is how I envisage it going down, whether it's England or not.
I really hope they are able to organise something as long as it’s safe and the proper precautions are taken. Which given how well European football seems to have done on the whole since the restart seems easily achievable.

The prospect of football on a big screen in a beer garden with the sun shining is keeping me warm at night.
 

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Do you guys think it will happen with fans?
The U.K plan currently is to get fans back in for the two cup finals (not sure on attendance levels but they need two test events to get guarentee for euros) and then look to get 30k back for euros. Not sure what Hampden Park are doing.
 

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I paid $1200 (US) for the England vs Croatia at Wembley over a year ago through Stub Hub. I am doubtful I will ever recover any money from that purchase.
 

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Of course it will. Ticket sales are never the bulk of the income from high-profile football events these days, it's advertising money. UEFA won't make as much money as they would from a 'normal' tournament but they'll still have sponsors and TV money.

I don't think there's any chance it will be called off but I expect them to scrap the multi-city format in favour of holding it in one country, behind closed doors.
These are my thoughts
 

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As a ticket holder, I've decided not to return my tickets as I have some very valuable ones (round of 16 and semi final tickets at wembley)

I just want some clarity with what's happening.. they're holding $5k of my funds right now with no direction.

I could be using that $5k right now for trading/investing.
 

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With the 2022 world cup being played in November , I wonder if it's possible to move the Euro's to next summer (June 2022) and use it as a form of pre world cup warm up. Could be quite good for the European teams to have a competitive tournament 5 months before a world cup? Only issue I see if fitting in the domestic fixtures as presumably they will need to start earlier to allow a break during the world cup?