As the pandemic has been postponed for a year, European football (June 11 to July 11) may lose four of its 12 host cities if it does not promise to welcome spectators within 10 days.
Only eight other organizational cities have promised to welcome the public, ranging from 25% to 100%, and European institutions have refused to compete for euros in front of their booths since mid-March.
This rule was formulated during the health crisis, and as the spread of COVID-19 becomes more contagious, this requirement may result in the concentration of competitions in eight countries/regions (rather than the ones that have been prepared for it since the end of 2012) 12 countries/regions).
Unless the UEFA Executive Committee relaxes its conditions at its April 19 meeting, it will dissolve the euro organizations in Germany, Italy, Spain and Ireland, thereby causing losses to several major European football countries.
For its part, the other eight host cities are betting on “improvement of the country’s health in June and July”, which is related to the vaccination campaign and the decrease in the circulation of Covid-19 in good weather, summarizing the European football United.
Budapest intends to vaccinate all required Hungarians in mid-June. It has targeted crowded stands, “as long as spectators meet the strict conditions for entering the stadium.”
Therefore, participation in the competition may require vaccinations. As Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban hinted on Friday, he promised that all citizens “can use their vaccination cards to participate in the competition.”
UEFA stated that St. Petersburg and Baku have pledged to provide a 50% measurement and that foreign supporters should be provided with “special procedures for exemption from entry restrictions or isolation.”
The European Union warned that participating in games in Amsterdam, Bucharest, Copenhagen, Glasgow and London will be more difficult for fans of all countries as they will not benefit from “any exemption” and therefore may be isolated.
The capitals of the Netherlands, Romania and Denmark are considering “25% to 33%” of the audience, but they themselves have the possibility of “improving their abilities before the end of the month”, and UEFA will postpone them until April 28 for adjustments. .
London particularly hopes that because it has held seven meetings, it has provided “at least 25%” of the public seats for the three group matches, hoping to “have greater ability to enter the semi-finals and finals.”
UEFA has provided fans with full reimbursement of tickets before April 22 and promised to make “special arrangements” in the event of relocation or meetings behind closed doors.