First the European then the World Cup: thanks to the vaccination plan that proceeds sent to the United Kingdom, Premier Boris Johnson has nominated England to host all the matches of the next European Championship, as well as relaunching the hypothesis of organizing the Cup in 2030 of the World, together with Ireland.
According to the current schedule, drawn up by Uefa, London - in the Wembley stadium - will host the two semi-finals of Euro 2021 (6-7 July), in addition to the final on Sunday 11 July.
But Johnson, who announced a special allocation to support the candidacy for the 2030 World Cup, called on UEFA to reconsider the distribution of matches in light of the current pandemic.
And how quickly the Kingdom has already vaccinated over 21 million people.
"Any other match, we are ready to host it - the words of the Premier to the Sun tabloid -. We are also very very determined to bring football back home in 2030. I think it is the right place. We are the home of football, and in 2030 it will be the right time. It would be a great thing for the whole country. "
Since the beginning of 2021, the United Kingdom has been in lockdown, and the restrictive measures - albeit in less severe forms - will remain in force at least until mid-June.
After that, should the data allow it, Johnson did not rule out the reopening of the sports facilities, so as to allow the return of the fans to the states on the occasion of the European Championship.
According to the original plan, the next European Championship will be held in 11 different cities on the continent.
"At the moment there is nothing concrete, but Uefa knows that if they want to move a few games here, we are ready", concluded Johnson.