Lahm does not see Germany as an EM emergency host

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 The  prospect of a European Championship in twelve countries this summer continues to cause discussions. According to Philipp Lahm, the chief organizer of the 2024 European Football Championship, Germany is not available as a emergency nail for all 51 games in the pandemic.

Philipp Lahm excludes a European soccer championship with Germany as the only host this summer.

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Philipp Lahm excludes a European soccer championship with Germany as the only host this summer.

“This is currently absolutely not a scenario, I can say that very clearly,” emphasized the 2014 world champion and chief organizer of the EM 2024 in an interview with the editorial network Germany. “Of course, nobody can predict what will happen in the coming months, but at the moment there is absolutely no question of the tournament taking place exclusively in Germany,” emphasized the 37-year-old.

Due to the ongoing problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic, alternative models for the planned twelve-nation tournament from June 11th to July 11th are being debated. Lahm still believes in the EM in a dozen countries. “It was and remains a good idea,” he said. © www.de24.news

 The  German Football Association had always held back in the debate, as it had already been designated the sole host of the following tournament in three years.

For Lahm, politics is more of a challenge than football. “If the plans have to be adjusted because of the corona pandemic, these decisions are no longer with UEFA, but one level above: with politics. But currently it is still the case that the EM will take place in twelve cities, “said the managing director of DFB Euro GmbH for 2024.

If necessary, the tournament would have to take place in the stadiums without spectators. “It would be a shame, but that is one of several options. © www.de24.news

 The re is already hope that the fans can return to the stadium. Of course, football is nicer with spectators. I don’t think we’ll be able to use the stadiums 100 percent by the time the tournament is on. But we hope for everything below that, ”said Lahm.

According to current planning, the EM should kick off on June 11th in Rome. © www.de24.news

 The  semi-finals and final (July 11th) are to be played in London. © www.de24.news

 The  three group matches of the German national team against world champions France (June 15), defending champions Portugal (June 19) and co-hosts Hungary (June 23) as well as a quarter-finals (July 2) are scheduled in Munich.





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