The general director of the organizing committee of the Russian part of Euro 2020, Alexei Sorokin, spoke about the groundlessness of rumors about the possible deprivation of St. Petersburg of the right to host matches of the European Football Championship, which will be held in 2021, TASS reports.
According to him, the organizers continue to prepare for the Euro 2020 matches in a regular manner and are in constant contact with UEFA.
“There are no grounds for these rumors,” the specialist noted.
The British edition of The Sun previously published a message that St. Petersburg may be deprived of the right to host the European Championship amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The European Championship was scheduled for June 12 - July 12, 2020, however, in the context of a pandemic, it was decided to postpone the competition. Matches were postponed to the same period next year in 12 European cities, including St. Petersburg, where three group stage meetings and one of the quarterfinals will be held.