GARY LINEKER showed his excitement at reports of England being handed the reins to host every game of Euro 2020.
Talk has been sparked of Uefa binning its original plan to host the tournament across 12 European cities, with a Wembley final.
But SunSport has revealed that the governing body has no plans at this stage to tear up the extensive tournament setup.
Lineker responded to the idea of England being named the sole host of the summer showcase, tweeting: “Ooooft. Yes please.”
Fans across the country are excited by the prospect although some are concerned of the impact it would have on its coronavirus situation.
Vaccine rollout has been quicker in the UK than the rest of Europe, with another country doing well, Israel, offering to host Euro 2020.
Uefa rejected the proposal to move games to three stadiums in the country, which was knocked out of qualification in the play-offs by Scotland.
With host cities stretching from Baku to Bilbao, there are concerns over travel restrictions and potential coronavirus outbreaks during the tournament.
European club competitions have already been forced to move fixtures due to blocked airways, such as between the UK and Portugal.
Furthermore, plans are in place for the return of fans in England by the summer.
Uefa are ready to stomach lost ticket revenue in a number of locations, and would have to compensate any cities stripped of matches.
A conference call between the body and the various hosts earlier this week did not discuss a potential England-only Euros.
A final decision must be made by April, at which point the pathway for controlling the virus and vaccinating against it should look clearer across the continent.
But there are doubts over the original plan for the games, with Armand Duka, a member of the Uefa executive committee, telling Italy’s Radio Kiss Kiss: “It doesn’t depend on Uefa – it’s up to the authorities in each country.
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“They have decided to let the fans into the grounds in England and we hope it will happen in the rest of Europe too.
“The hope is that Euro 2020 can be played with 50 per of fan capacities in the stands.
“It is possible that it could be played solely in England.
“But there are still four or five months left. Let’s see if the situation will change. If not, England remains a possibility.”
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