Will the European championship planned for the summer, which will be held in a total of twelve European countries, be moved to Germany?
For ex-professionals Stefan Effenberg
this would at least be a conceivable and from his point of view probably desirable scenario. In a column for the portal t-online.de
Effenberg described the tournament as being “completely unlikely” in view of the still high number of corona infections. Instead, the UEFA are thinking about hosting the European Championship in just one country and about “whether that country doesn’t have to be Germany”.
From the point of view of Effenberg, who worked for Borussia Monchengladbach and the FC Bayern Munich played, the requirements for hosting the major sporting event in this country are met. “In Germany we have everything we need to get this tournament off the ground at short notice: modern stadiums, the infrastructure – and above all the possibilities of creating a perfect hygiene concept, “said the 52-year-old. He is referring to the venues that were renovated or newly built in many places for the 2006 World Cup, as well as to that of the German Football League (DFL) in spring Corona-related and internationally acclaimed hygiene concept that it the Bundesliga In mid-May, it became the first major European league to resume play after an interruption of several weeks.
If it is not possible to travel over longer distances within Germany due to the pandemic, Effenberg also has a proposal for this. “
The EM could take place in the Rhine-Ruhr region.
The re are enough stadiums within 100 kilometers to host all games. In addition to Gelsenkirchen and Dortmund, you could add Düsseldorf, Cologne, Leverkusen, Mönchengladbach and, if necessary, Duisburg and Bochum, “suggested the former international.
In the event that the EM would actually be played in twelve different countries, Effenberg fears Cancellation by top playersfor fear of contracting the virus. “At a European Championship in Germany they would have the confidence in the conditions to participate”, Effenberg continued. Any cancellations it was last seen by the German national handball team in the run-up to the current World Cup in Egypt. Several experienced German professionals, including Kreisläufer Patrick Wiencek and defense specialist Find Lemke, as a precaution, decided not to travel to North Africa for several weeks.
It wasn’t until Thursday Media reports given, according to which UEFA currently four different scenarios for the implementation of the EM play through. An event in twelve countries is therefore as good as impossible, but awarding it to a single country is an option RTL / NTV.
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Exprofessional Stefan Effenberg suggests relocation Germany