The guarantees of the Russian authorities to host the matches of the European Championship 2020 in St. Petersburg are fully confirmed and will be sent to the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin told reporters.
In March, UEFA announced the transfer of EURO from 2020 to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. On April 11, the Russian Football Union (RFU) formally notified UEFA of St. Petersburg’s readiness to host EURO matches. The RFU sent a letter to UEFA after receiving appropriate guarantees from the authorities of St. Petersburg.
“As far as I know, there are no doubts regarding guarantees, they are fully confirmed and will be sent. There are no objections from the Ministry of Sports in this regard,” Matytsin said.
St. Petersburg should host three group stage matches and one quarterfinal of the European Championship.