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England boss Gareth Southgate fears next summer's Euros might have to take place without fans.
Uefa were forced to suspend Euro 2020 for 12 months due to the devastating impact on football of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Premier League season resumed in June following lockdown – but all games took place behind closed doors.
The new season has kicked off again with the same measures in place and last week a spike in the virus saw the Government extend the ban on supporters attending matches to March at the earliest.
It remains to be seen if fans will be allowed to attend all the Euro 2020 games, with Wembley scheduled to host the semi-finals and final in July.
But Southgate believes there is a strong chance Covid-19 could still affect the delayed tournament.
He said: "We've got to be realistic – there has to be a high chance of that being the case.
"The pandemic, by nature of the word, is not just affecting us it is affecting the whole world.
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"The realities of a tournament spread across Europe are very difficult, so we don't really know where we'll be in terms of fans in the stadiums.
"We don't know. This is such a tough period for everybody in our country and everybody across the world, from one week to the next, things change so quickly, so it's very difficult to predict anything.
"I've no idea what contingency plans they're (Uefa) working towards.
"I'm guessing, like, every organisation and every business, they're having to plan for all sorts of different possible scenarios. But I'm not privy to those thoughts."
- England Football Team
- Gareth Southgate
- Euro 2020
- Premier League
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