England's hosting of Euro 2020 final under threat

England’s hosting of Euro 2020 final at Wembley is under threat unless the Government provides an exemption for the Portugal squad to enter the UK… with the country currently on a red list travel ban

  • England’s hosting of the Euro 2020 final at Wembley is under threat
  • Government officials are in talks with UEFA over the tournament 
  • The UK currently has Portugal on a red-list travel ban with no exemption 
  • The Government will need to find an exemption for the Portugal squad 

England’s hosting of Euro 2020 games this summer will be in doubt unless the Government provides an exemption for the Portugal squad to enter the country.

Government officials are in talks with UEFA to sort out the loophole with the governing body planning to finalise arrangements for the tournament in April.

Both the Euro 2020 final and semi finals are due to be played at Wembley but Portugal is unique among European nations in being on the UK’s red list of nations with a travel ban. There is no exemption for sporting bubbles at present.

England’s hosting of the Euro 2020 final at Wembley this summer is under threat 

The Government must provide an exemption for the Portugal squad, with the country currently on a red list travel ban

The Government is committed to ensuring Wembley and Hampden Park will host games at the tournament, which was postponed last summer and so work is beginning on plans to exempt the Portuguese squad from restrictions.

UEFA will require all host countries to lift restrictions for squads.

At present UEFA insist they are still planning to continue with 12 host cities spread across the continent, though that looks increasingly unlikely and plans will be finalised in April.

Both the Euro 2020 final and semi-finals are due to be played at Wembley next summer




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