Euro 2020: Rome’s Stadio Olimpico ‘totally confirmed’ as host venue for event, says UEFA

Euro 2020: Rome’s Stadio Olimpico ‘totally confirmed’ as host venue for event, says UEFA

Rome was one in every of 4 of the 12 host cities threatened with having its matches eliminated as a result of it couldn’t give assurances that spectators can be allowed into grounds given the continued Covid-19 state of affairs.

Euro 2020: Rome's Stadio Olimpico 'fully confirmed' as host venue for tournament, says UEFA

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Rome: Rome’s Stadio Olimpico has been “totally confirmed” as a venue for Euro 2020 matches after the Italian authorities assured the presence of at the very least 25 p.c of followers, UEFA introduced on Wednesday.

Rome was one in every of 4 of the 12 host cities threatened with having its matches eliminated as a result of it couldn’t give assurances that spectators can be allowed into grounds given the continued COVID-19 state of affairs.

“The authorities have assured at the very least 25 p.c of the stadium’s capability might be stuffed,” European soccer’s governing physique stated.

“Consequently, UEFA considers Rome to be totally confirmed as a venue for the event.”

Three different cities — Munich, Bilbao and Dublin — have till 19 April to offer UEFA with further info on their plans for spectators.

Rome is about to host the opening fixture for the event, between Turkey and Italy, on 11 June.

It was additionally picked to host Italy’s different group matches towards Switzerland and Wales, in addition to a quarter-final.

“Followers with tickets for matches in Rome ought to observe that there might be no exemptions granted, to any journey restrictions that might be in place on the time, for folks arriving from exterior Italy,” UEFA added.

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has warned that nations that failed to supply ensures on supporter numbers may very well be dropped as hosts.

Dublin’s Aviva Stadium is scheduled to host three group matches and a last-16 sport however there are rising doubts over the difficulty of fan attendance.

The Soccer Affiliation of Eire stated final week it was “not ready at this level to offer assurances on minimal spectator ranges on the UEFA Euro 2020 matches as a consequence of be held in Dublin in June”.

London’s Wembley which is able to host seven matches is planning to function at a “minimal 25 p.c” capability with the potential for rising the numbers for the semi-finals and closing.

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