The English failed to demand that the capacity of London’s Wembley Stadium be increased from 69,000 to a maximum of 90,000 spectators for the final match of the European Football Championship.
View of Wembley Stadium.
The British government has not allowed an exception in this regard, as all restrictive measures to combat coronavirus will cease to apply in the islands only one week after the end of the continental championship.
“Given that all restrictions are expected to be lifted in England on 19 July, some fans were hoping that the finals of the European Championship could be exempted earlier. It is a mistake. The capacity of the stadium in London will not change, “said a spokesman for the British government, according to the orf.at website.
“This is a government pilot project that we have only been able to launch thanks to the high vaccination rate of the population. Otherwise, there would be much fewer spectators at the stadium, “the spokesman added.
The semifinals of the European Championship 2020 England – Denmark (2: 1 after extra time) saw 64,950 spectators directly on Wembley on Wednesday evening, and the same number of people is expected on Sunday in the final of England – Italy. Albión made it to the finals at a top football event for the first time since 1966, when England still became world champion at home.
The authorities allowed thousands of fans from Italy to travel to the final duel of the European Championships. Previously, support for teams from other countries in the British Isles was strictly forbidden during the current championship. Only the fans of these countries living in England could support the Germans and the Danes in the elimination part against the domestic football players in London.
Italian journalists have Covid
Three Italian journalists tested positive for coronavirus in connection with the semifinal match between the Italians and the Spaniards at the European Football Championships. One of them has already returned to his homeland, the other two remain in London.
It was the English capital that was the scene of the mentioned duel and on Sunday, July 11, it will host the final meeting between the selections of England and Italy.
For precautionary reasons, the Italians decided to organize the media date before the final match via video, despite the fact that there is little risk of infection of the players. The entire Italian team is vaccinated against COVID-19 and strictly adheres to the so-called bubble.
Only a limited number of media workers will get directly to the conference room at the Coverciano training center in Florence, while others will be able to watch it “remotely”.
The Italians made it to the finals of the European Football Championships for the fourth time in history, for the first time in nine years. In 1968 they became the winners of the Euro, in 2000 and 2012 they won silver medals.
Source: Pravda.sk – Šport – Futbal – Hokej by futbal.pravda.sk.
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