UEFA do not plan to move Euro Final
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UEFA do not plan to move Euro Final

After Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi urged for the final to be transferred from Britain owing to rising COVID-19 cases, UEFA indicated that it has no intentions to replace Wembley as the host venue for the Euro 2020 semifinals and final.

According to a Reuter's report, the United Kingdom recorded 10,633 new cases of COVID-19 and five deaths on Monday, bringing the total number of verified cases to 4.63 million and 127,976 deaths.

If the United Kingdom government fails to approve quarantine exemptions for overseas supporters and UEFA guests to attend the games, according to ESPN on Friday that Wembley might lose its hosting rights and the events could be transferred to Budapest, Hungary.

"UEFA, the English FA and the English authorities are working closely together successfully to stage the semifinals 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.

The semifinals will be held on July 6 and 7, followed by the final on July 11.

On Monday, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi stated that he prefers Rome to "a country where illnesses are rapidly growing."