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FA confirm Euro 2020 stance over coronavirus fears following UEFA declaration

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The Football Association is monitoring the potential impact of the coronavirus outbreak on this summer’s European Championships.

China has reported 77,658 cases and 2,663 deaths following the outbreak of the virus.

Four Serie A matches were postponed over the weekend, while Inter Milan’s Europa League clash against Ludogorets will be played behind closed doors.

Wembley will host seven matches the most of any of the 12 venues across Europe.

A spokesperson from the FA exclusively told Mirror Sport: “Obviously, the safety and security of everyone attending our events is our first priority. The FA will take all advice and guidance and continue to evaluate the situation, alongside our partners and stakeholders.”

The announcement comes after UEFA Vice President Michele Uva admitted the Euros could be impacted on Tuesday.

He told Italian outlet RAI: “We are at the waiting stage. We are monitoring country by country, and football must follow the orders of the individual countries. The sporting path will only be closed if the situation gets worse.” 

Source: The Mirror

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