Italian FA to request postponement of Euro 2020
Milan: The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) are to request that Euro 2020 be postponed amid the escalating coronavirus pandemic, FIGC president Gabriele Gravina said on Monday.
European football’s governing body and tournament organisers UEFA will hold a video-conference on Tuesday to discuss domestic and competitions across the continent, as well as Euro 2020, which is due to take place from June 12 to July 12.
Italy are set to host the opening match in Rome on June 12, in a tournament which will be played in 12 countries across Europe.
“We will ask for an act of responsibility from UEFA and all the continental federations,” Gravina told Italian radio.
“First of all for a path that aims to protect the health of athletes and fans from all over the world, even if the epicentre of the pandemic is now in Europe.
“I hope that tomorrow common sense proposals will come out. Postponement is the way forward right now.”
The FIGC confirmed its federal council, scheduled for March 23, had been postponed. – AFP