Euro 2020 or Euro 2021… call it what you will!
I don’t want to get into a debate about the morality of football continuing whilst most of us can’t, for the most part, leave our house. For many, having the entertainment of football on their TVs and online is a welcome distraction whilst locked down. It’s entertainment after all!
But a major international tournament, one that despite vaccine progress is likely to be devoid of most if not all fans. Will winning really count? How will achieving such a thing be remembered in history? Of course the players are still playing regularly at domestic level. They qualified for the European Championship so earned the right to compete and go down in history for their efforts.
As is the case in cricket, bio secure bubbles can be maintained though with the number of teams and possibly stadiums, it’s potentially more complicated than two cricket teams facing off on tour. Not to mention that Euro 2020 (Or 21?) is supposed to be played across Europe, not just in one country.
What do you think? How relevant is an international football tournament right now?