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Russia legend Arshavin to RT Sport: St. Petersburg ‘ready to host more matches at Euros' as UEFA set to reallocate games (VIDEO)

Added 04-22-21 03:37:02pm EST - “Former Arsenal and Russia star Andrey Arshavin says his hometown St. Petersburg will be more than ready to step in and host more matches at Euro 2020, with UEFA potentially set to relocate games to the city from Dublin.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Russia legend Arshavin to RT Sport: St. Petersburg ‘ready to host more matches at Euros’ as UEFA set to reallocate games (VIDEO)”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

UEFA is reportedly planning to relocate matches at this summer's championships after the Irish capital was unable to give assurances over fan numbers.

Several Russian sports outlets have reported the news that St. Petersburg will be one of the beneficiaries, citing sources familiar with the situation.

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Dublin was set to host three group-stage matches involving Poland, Slovakia and Sweden, as well as one quarter-final, but the hosting rights were at risk of being axed if they could not guarantee a limited number of spectators.

Earlier this month, the Irish FA notified UEFA that it couldn't provide assurances on a minimum 25% of spectator capacity, but was given an extended deadline to asses the situation. That time now appears to be up, however. 

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