UEFA President mentioned he would not suppose matches will likely be postponed on the upcoming Euro 2020.© AFP
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin advised AFP on Friday that the groups must cope with “a special situation” to finish Euro 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “It’s not the usual Euro because it’s in 11 countries and on top of it there’s a pandemic which makes travelling even more difficult,” Ceferin mentioned in Rome. “So every team will have to adapt to a special situation to finish this Euro.” A 12 months after being postponed because of the pandemic, the 24-team event unfold throughout 11 venues all through Europe will get underway on Friday with Italy going through Turkey in entrance of an estimated 16,000 followers in a Stadio Olimpico crammed to round 1 / 4 of capability.
Despite constructive Covid-19 assessments for gamers within the Spain, Sweden and Russia squads within the days constructing as much as the kickoff, Ceferin stays assured the competitors will proceed with out disruption till the ultimate at Wembley on July 11.
“I don’t think matches will be postponed,” mentioned the 53-year-old Slovenian.
“I think the ‘bubbles’ will be very strict, our health protocol is very strict.
“Even the officers who’re vaccinated should be examined earlier than each single match.
“We are all very much protected, the players even more, I think it’s quite safe tournament.
“Of course you by no means know if a case occurs, however I’m fairly assured that every little thing will likely be superb.”
The decision to postpone last year was the right one, he believes, given that last year the tournament would have had to be played in empty stadiums.
“Now we have realised, it was good to postpone as a result of final 12 months we’d have had Euro with out followers and now at the very least we now have various followers which is essential for the Euro as a result of it is a competition of soccer.
“I believed from the beginning that the Euro would be on the way this year.”
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