Paris: The Covid cloud still casting a shadow over the event will eventually start UEFA Euro 2020 this evening.
A pandemic postponed the European Championship 12 months ago.
The tournament will take place in 11 European cities. Euro 2020 will be played in front of limited crowds with strict health restrictions.
In-form Italy will compete with Turkey in the Rome Olympic Stadium in front of 16,000 fans.
“It’s the first global dimension event that will take place since the pandemic hit,” he said.
“It is the perfect chance to show that Europe adapts to the world. Europe is life-giving and celebrating. It’s back to Europe.”
The present holders of the championship are Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal. The five-time winner of the Ballon d’Or will see the unbelievable record of 109 goals for Ali Daei break in Portugal at 104 goals.
The UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin, stressed that Euro 2020 would be safe, despite some players who participated in the content-wide event.