‘Football With Fans Will Be Back Soon,’ Says UEFA Chief

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 28, 2020 shows the UEFA logo at the organization's headquarters in Nyon. Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP
(FILES) In this file picture taken on February 28, 2020 reveals the UEFA emblem on the group’s headquarters in Nyon. Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP


UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin is assured “good old football with fans will come back very soon” regardless of the chaos brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Domestic and continental membership competitions have been halted throughout Europe in mid-March as a result of COVID-19 disaster and Euro 2020 was postponed.

The Bundesliga made a profitable return to motion behind closed doorways on the weekend and plenty of different leagues are getting ready to renew in entrance of empty stands, with Ceferin certain the scenario will quickly enhance.

Asked whether or not he would wager 1,000,000 {dollars} that Euro 2020 could be performed in 2021, the chief of European soccer’s governing physique instructed the Guardian: “Yes, I’d. I don’t know why it wouldn’t be.

“I don’t assume that this virus will final perpetually. I believe it would (change) ahead of many assume.

“I don’t like this apocalyptic view that we have to wait for the second and third waves or even a fifth wave.”

Ceferin stated soccer would comply with the suggestions of the authorities however he was optimistic that standard service could possibly be resumed within the close to future.

“I’m absolutely sure, personally, that good old football with fans will come back very soon,” he stated.

And Ceferin stated he didn’t count on the sport to be profoundly modified by the coronavirus.

“Football didn’t change after the Second World War, or First World War, and it will not change because of a virus either,” he stated.


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