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UEFA hands Euro 2020 spectator limit responsibility to host cities | Football News – Times of India

LAUSANNE: UEFA introduced on Wednesday it had ended its 30-p.c spectator limit in stadiums, doubtlessly permitting host nations to select their very own restrictions at this summer time’s continent-huge European Championship.
The measure had been in place since final 12 months in response to the coronavirus pandemic however travelling supporters are nonetheless barred from attending.

“Such a cap is no longer needed and… the decision on the number of permitted spectators should fall under the exclusive responsibility of the relevant competent local/national authorities,” European soccer’s governing physique mentioned.
“In view of the ongoing travel restrictions and in order to enact reasonable and responsible policies to minimize Covid-19 related risks, the Executive Committee decided to confirm the decision of 1 October 2020 insofar that visiting fans are not allowed to attend UEFA competition matches.
“This is legitimate till prior to the membership competitors finals happening in May 2021,” it added.
Earlier this month UEFA told AFP it wanted supporters at all games, played across 12 different countries from June 11-July 11.
The tournament has been postponed from last year due to the Covid-19 oubtreak.
“If a metropolis proposes a ‘no followers’ state of affairs” the matches due to be held there “may” be switched “to cities ready to welcome supporters”, the body said on March 17.
Host cities have until April 7 to let UEFA know what their scenarios are in terms of attendance ahead of an executive committee meeting on April 19, on the eve of the federation’s annual congress in Montreux, Switzerland.
The multi-venue format, whilst complex, gives organisers flexibility to deal with issues arising from the pandemic.
“If we will now not do something in a single nation there are nonetheless 11 others the place preparations are already in progress,” UEFA’s well being advisor Daniel Koch informed AFP firstly of the month.

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