World football body, UEFA, has postponed its Executive Committee meeting scheduled for May 27 because of some “open points” regarding the venues for next year’s re-scheduled Euro 2020 tournament.
In a statement, European football’s governing body said the meeting would now take place on June 17.
At the weekend, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin appeared to suggest the number of host cities might be reduced.
“We’ve had conversations with nine cities and everything is set,” Ceferin said in an interview.
“With three cities, we have some issues. So, we will discuss further. In principle, we will do it in 12 cities. But, if not, we are ready to do it in 10, nine or eight (cities).”
Glasgow on Monday moved to reconfirm its position as a host in the light of media speculation.
“The formal confirmation letter was sent on Thursday to the UEFA EURO 2020 Operations Director, Sharon Burkhalter-Lau, together with all the required accompanying documentation,” said a spokesperson for the Local Organising Structure (LOS) Glasgow.
“This followed extensive discussions with all relevant stakeholders and partners involved in hosting the tournament in Glasgow since the March 17 postponement decision.
UEFA’s May 27 meeting was also expected to discuss its plan to finish the 2019/2020 season by August, including the Champions League and Europa League campaigns.
But the Bundesliga resumed at the weekend while the Spanish, English and Italian top flights are also hoping to complete their seasons.
The French and Dutch top flight campaigns have been cancelled.
“We have an idea but we have to wait for the executive committee of UEFA to confirm the dates,” Ceferin said.
“I can say that the European season will be finished, if everything is as it is now, in August.”
- INEC to conduct mock voter accreditation in Delta
- NSCDC warn officers against careless handling of firearms during
- Businesses crumble in Kaduna as traders lament scarcity of new, old naira notes
- Adeleke directs immediate payment of arrears of half salaries for civil servants
- INEC speaks on PVC safety as gunmen burn Anambra office
- Fuel scarcity: IPMAN assures petrol will be available in two weeks
- Why we are fighting corruption — Lai Mohammed
- EFCC restates commitments to tackling electoral fraud
- OPINION: As Kunle Akogun Hits Diamond Age
- PHOTO NEWS: Late Emir of Dutse requests to be buried in public cemetery