UEFA to decide on Euro 2020 plans as FA plot talks over hosting tournament

The Football Association have not held talks with UEFA about the chances of England hosting the entire Euros this summer.

UEFA bosses will meet in March to decide the format of the tournament, which was postponed in 2020 due to Covid-19.

European football's governing body face a huge dilemma over their flagship event due to the worsening pandemic across the continent, which has thrown domestic football into chaos.

UEFA remain determined to stage the tournament, but have accepted games will not take place in front of full stadiums in 12 host cities across Europe.

President Aleksander Ceferin is desperate for it to go ahead in some form, due to the financial damage abandoning the competition would cause to some of the 55 national associations along with UEFA's brand, initiatives and development programmes.

The best case scenario is stadiums being around 30 per cent full, depending on the success of the on-going vaccine programme.

The worst option on the table would be a tournament played behind closed doors in just one country, with strict Covid-secure bubbles for each team.

England are one of four countries deemed capable of staging the entire event, along with France, Germany and Russia.

The FA has been promised Government support and is prepared to step in as host nation if required, with Wembley already scheduled to stage seven games, including both semi finals and the final.

But the FA have confirmed they have not been approached by UEFA and do not expect to have talks with them until March, leaving them in the dark about their chances of hosting the tournament.

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