Boris Johnson has offered to host every European Championships game in Britain as the UK’s vaccine rollout continues to excel.
The UK hit the milestone of vaccinating 20million people over the weekend and England have now expanded the scheme to officially invite everyone aged 60 or over to come forward.
As a result, the Prime Minister told The Sun that he would happy for Britain’s stadiums to be used for not only the semi-finals and final but the entire competition.
Boris Johnson (above) offered to host every European Championships game in Britain
UEFA has arranged for postponed Euro 2020 tournament to be played at 12 separate venues across the continent.
However, their plans have been deemed unfeasible due to the restrictions in place amid the coronavirus pandemic.
As it stands, Wembley is due to stage seven matches including both semi-finals and the final. However, Johnson has since offered up the venue for all of the upcoming fixtures.
The Prime Minister told The Sun: ‘We are hosting the Euros. We are hosting the semis and the final.
‘If there’s, you know, if they want any other matches that they want hosted, we’re certainly on for that but at the moment that’s where we are with UEFA.’
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has also outlined his plan to fund the UK and Ireland’s joint-bid to host the 2030 World Cup in Tuesday’s Budget.
Speaking about their upcoming bid, Johnson said: ‘We are very, very keen to bring football home in 2030. I do think it’s the right place.
‘It’s the home of football, it’s the right time. It will be an absolutely wonderful thing for the country.’
It is believed Sunak will be looking to invest £2.8m to promote the UK and Ireland’s pitch to FIFA to host the World Cup in nine years’ time.
While a further £25m from The Treasury will be invested into grassroots football. Such a total will fund 700 new pitches across the UK.
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