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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

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


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."

Featured Image Credit: BBC Sport/UEFA/PA

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

Nasir Jabbar
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