UEFA announces ‘contingency plan’ for Euro 2020 final
The European Football Association (UEFA) revealed an “contingency plan” for the Euro 2020 final, which includes moving the match from London’s Wembley Stadium to another place, if the British government does not agree to exempt fans from abroad from the requirement to undergo a 10-day quarantine. The tournament organizers entered into talks with the British government, after the government decided to postpone its plans to lift restrictions related to the Corona virus on June 21. The British newspaper, The Times, said on Friday that the Hungarian capital, Budapest, would be an alternative to hosting the match if Britain refused to attend the audience from abroad at Wembley. The semi-finals and the final are scheduled to be held in the famous London stadium, next month. “There is always a contingency plan in place, but we are confident that the last two rounds of the tournament will be held in London,” UEFA said in a statement. UEFA explained that talks with local authorities in Britain revolve around allowing fans of participating teams to attend matches, “in light of strict precautionary restrictions in relation to examinations and places of presence, which will not allow their stay in the United Kingdom to exceed 24 hours, and their movements will be limited to specific means of transportation and places.” Just”. UEFA confirmed that it “understands the position of the British authorities at the present time”, and expressed the hope that “decisions that are appropriate for everyone” can be reached. The Confederation also expressed its happiness to allow the attendance of at least 50 percent of Wembley’s capacity during the knockout stages of the competition.