Italy WILL host opening match of Euro 2020 in Rome as UEFA insist the schedule will run as planned despite coronavirus fears across the country
- Italy are scheduled to host the first match of Euro 2020 at the Stadio Olimpico
- Coronavirus has swept across the country and has threatened to move the game
- But UEFA insist the match in Rome will go ahead as planned at the summer event
Italy is the worst affected area in Europe for the deadly virus and it has seen the postponement of multiple sporting events, including Italy’s upcoming Six Nations match with Ireland.
But UEFA have tried to calm fears over whether Euro 2020 will go ahead by reassuring supporters that Italy will remain hosts of the first match.
‘Euro 2020 will kick off on 12 June 2020 in Rome,’ a spokesperson for the organisation said, according to the Guardian.
‘Uefa is in touch with the relevant international and local authorities regarding the coronavirus and its development. For the moment there is no need to change anything in the planned timetable. The issue will be kept under constant scrutiny.’
More to follow.