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UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin Says Euro 2020 Format 'Not Fair' And Will Never Be Repeated Again

Nasir Jabbar

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UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin Says Euro 2020 Format 'Not Fair' And Will Never Be Repeated Again

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UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says the Euro 2020 format is 'not fair' and they will NEVER repeat it again.

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Ceferin admits this tournament is a one-off, ruling out the possibility of multiple countries hosting matches within a single campaign.

Of course, several cities across Europe have staged matches this summer. From London to Baku, with the concept being subject to criticism.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Some fans and teams have had to cover a huge amount of distance to travel to matches.

However, England have benefitted from the format - with Gareth Southgate's side playing all but one of their matches at Wembley Stadium ahead of the London showdown on Sunday.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Speaking ahead of the final between England and Italy, Ceferin insists they will not use the same format for future tournaments.

He told BBC Sport: "I would not support it anymore.

"It is not fair to fans, who had to be in Rome one day and in Baku over the next few, which is a four and a half hour flight.

"We had to travel a lot, into countries with different jurisdictions, different currencies, countries in the European Union (EU) and Non-EU, so it was not easy.

"It was a format that was decided before I came [into post] and I respect it. It is an interesting idea but it is hard to implement and I don't think we will do it again."

Topics: Football News, Football, Euro 2020, UEFA, England, Italy

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