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EURO AT WEMBLEY: 22,500 fans will return to football over the summer

 

A minimum of 22,500 fans will be in attendance for UEFA Euro 2020 group stage games at Wembley.

The English Football Association (FA) have confirmed the minimum crowd number ahead of the April 19th deadline.

All football associations involved need to inform UEFA of their plans for spectators attending games in their country.

The Puskas Arena in Budapest plans to hold a full capacity crowd for its allotted games.

St Petersburg, Russia and Baku, Azerbaijan, hope for 50% capacity. Fans will be allowed to travel to Baku but need to present a negative COVID-19 test result on arrival.

Amsterdam (Netherlands), Bucharest (Romania), Copenhagen (Denmark) and Glasgow (Scotland) have confirmed a capacity of 25%-33%. All bar Glasgow are hoping to raise this capacity later.

Meanwhile, Munich (Germany), Rome (Italy), Bilbao (Spain), Dublin (Republic of Ireland) have until 19 April to provide additional information on their plans.

 

What is the worry for fans attending Euro games at Wembley and beyond?

 

For the first time, the tournament will travel around the continent when it takes place in June.

That poses a significant risk currently due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Travelling across continents means players, staff and potentially fans could move the virus around with them.

UEFA is insistent on fans being allowed to attend games but it is not clear whether fans will be allowed to travel to watch their country to all games.

The tournament was cancelled in 2020, but it will go ahead this year will supporters.

It's still quite an uncertain situation for fans though, with less than two months to go to the first game.


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