No plans to move Euros semi-finals and final from Wembley, Uefa say

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No plans to move Euros semi-finals and final from Wembley, Uefa say
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Uefa has no plans to move the Euro 2020 semi-finals and final from Wembley.

European football’s governing body on Friday said there was a contingency plan to take the final away from England’s national stadium if fans travelling from overseas would be forced to quarantine for 10 days.

Italian prime minister Mario Draghi on Monday then called for the final to be moved due to rising Covid cases as over 10,000 new cases were recorded on Monday, four times the weekly average of a month ago.

But Uefa remain committed to Wembley hosting the tournament’s three biggest games.

"Uefa, the English FA and the English authorities are working closely together successfully to stage the semi-finals and final of EURO in Wembley and there are no plans to change the venue for those games," a Uefa spokesperson said in an emailed statement on Tuesday.

Wembley is scheduled to host the semi-finals on July 6 and 7 before the July 11 final.

Italian PM Draghi said on Monday he was in favour of hosting the final in Rome, rather than in "a country where infections are rising quickly".

The Times newspaper reported on Friday that Budapest was the alternative venue being considered if Wembley was not able to accept travelling supporters.

Additional reporting by Reuters.

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