Plans to play some European football league matches this summer in Dublin and Bilbao, Spain were dropped after local authorities were unable to ensure enough fans could attend due to coronavirus restrictions. .
Monaco’s role in the tournament, Euro 2020, was also in doubt, but his place was confirmed during an emergency meeting of members of the executive committee of UEFA, the governing body of football in Europe. The tournament, postponed last year due to the pandemic, is the No. 2 most followed after the World Cup. This summer it will be played for the first time across the continent, in 11 cities.
Dublin and Bilbao were supposed to host three group matches and a round of 16 match. The Dublin group stage calendar will move to St Petersburg, Russia, which had already been selected to host four matches. London’s Wembley Stadium, where the semi-finals and final of the tournament will be played, will host the Dublin knockout match.
Sevilla will face matches that are expected to be played in Bilbao, despite opposition from the Bilbao authorities, who said they would seek compensation from UEFA after working to host the tournament for six years.