Eurocup: UEFA denies that the coronavirus is a threat to the European Championship this summer



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The UEFA neg this Tuesday that the coronavirus Chinese represents a threat to the 2020 Euro Cup, which will take place between June 12 and July 12 in a dozen European cities.

“No (it's a threat). Of course, we don't know what to happen and if it is necessary to introduce any modification and additional control measures at the request of the Russian Government, we will do so. But, right now, we don't think that this (the coronavirus) can influence“said Andreas Schr, UEFA Stadium Director, according to the Interfax agency.

The coronavirus has already forced suspend the World Cup Athletics Championships to be held in March in the Chinese city of Nanjing and to transfer qualifying tournaments of soccer and boxing, whose headquarters was Wuhan, the epicenter of the epidemic.

On the other hand, Schr approved the stadium on Tuesday St. Petersburg Arena, which will host three games of the first phase of the continental tournament and one of the quarterfinals.

“The stadium is ready. It was built for the matches of the World Cup (in Russia). It is a very high level stadium,” he said of the colosseum that usually hosts Zenit meetings and has a capacity of 68,000 spectators.

In addition, he stressed that the enclosure is located in a green area of ​​the city and that, in comparison with other stadiums in the European Championship, “it is in very good condition”. “We have no claim to make,” he said.

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