Dublin and Bilbao have obtained a reprieve from UEFA on the issue of public reception during the Euro.
L‘UEFA met yesterday in order to find a solution for the cities which cannot for the moment guarantee the presence of the public during Euro 2021. Postponed by one year following the appearance of the Covid-19 pandemic, the European Championship must stand by June 11 to July 11, in twelve different countries. Dublin and Bilbao, two of the twelve host cities (Rome, London, Amsterdam, Baku, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Munich and St. Petersburg are also in the game) the last two cities not to have provided the guarantees requested in terms of reception of the public.
The executive committee of the European body gave them an additional week to find a solution. Because UEFA is putting pressure on countries and has already warned: “ if a city comes to propose a scenario behind closed doors “, The meetings that were to be held there” could “Be transferred” in other cities that have the capacity to accommodate spectators “. This is what drove the Italian and Danish Federation in organize themselves recently in order to have a presence of supporters in the stadiums.
Dublin indicates for the moment not to be able to ensure the reception of the fans. For its part, the Basque city has imposed sanitary conditions that make the presence of supporters impossible. The Spanish Federation has proposed to replace the San Mamés stadium (Bilbao) with the Estadio de la Cartuja, in Seville. The city of Manchester would stand ready to replace the Irish capital.
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