The coronavirus pandemic resulted in Euro 2020 being postponed for a year, but plenty of doubt remains as to whether the tournament could take place in its current guise next summer.
With no set date as to when supporters may be allowed return to sporting events on a large scale, it was always likely that next summer's tournament could have somewhat of a different feel.
Then there is the fact that Euro 2020 is due to take place across a number of different countries. Abandoning the traditional format of having the event in one or two host nations, UEFA decided to mark the competition's 60th anniversary by having games across 12 different European cities.
Dublin was selected as one of the venues, with four games due to take place at the Aviva Stadium. Wembley Stadium is currently slated as the venue for the semi-finals and final.
However, the current global climate would cast this format into doubt. Travel on this scale seems unwise, especially when the most recent international windows saw a number of players infected with Covid-19 whilst on duty with their national teams.
It had been suggested that UEFA may look to hold Euro 2020 in a single country, something that has been reported today.
French outlet Le Parisien are reporting that UEFA are likely to hold Euro 2020 in only one country, with Russia seen as the most likely venue as things stand.
The report claims that UEFA have long been aware that holding the tournament across multiple countries was unlikely, something that has become even more obvious as Europe is gripped by a second wave of the virus.
Russian authorities had offered to hold the tournament during its original dates in June and July of this year, with the infrastructure in place from the 2018 World Cup meaning there is an availability of stadiums and team bases. While that proposal was rejected, they could return to it in the coming months.
Regardless of if Russia is ultimately selected as the venue, it would seem highly likely that there will be no Euro 2020 games taking place in Dublin next summer.