Seville to be a host city for rescheduled Euro 2020
MADRID—The Spanish city of Seville is to be named as a host venue for the rescheduled Euro 2020 soccer tournament after Bilbao was dropped, a source close to the decision told Reuters on Friday.
European soccer’s governing body UEFA could not confirm whether or not Seville had been named, stating only that a final decision on the 12 host cities would be revealed after its executive committee meets later on Friday.
Bilbao was dropped as a venue on Wednesday after it was unable to guarantee organizers it could host fans in the stadium for matches.
As well as choosing Seville to replace Bilbao, UEFA will make a final decision on whether Dublin and Munich can host matches. All other nine host cities have confirmed they will be able to accommodate supporters at games with limited capacity.
Seville’s 60,000-capacity La Cartuja stadium, which has this year hosted two Copa del Rey finals plus the Spanish Super Cup final, is expected to be named as the venue.
The stadium is set to host all three of Spain’s Group E games plus a last-16 match.
The 2020 European Championship was postponed for a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.