Time.news – The Italian government has asked the Cts for an opinion, to evaluate the basis of the epidemiological picture and the progress of vaccinations, the possibility of providing for a limited presence of audience for Europeans of football to be held starting from 11 June. This is what is learned from government sources.
In the afternoon the federal president, Gabriele Gravina, received a note from the Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, with the subject the presence of the public on the occasion of the matches of the European championship.
“The availability acquired by the Italian government is a excellent result that is good for the country, not only to football – said Gravina – I thank in particular the Minister of Health, Roberto Speranza, because he communicated that he had given assignment to the Cts to identify the best solutions that will allow the presence of the public at the Olympic stadium in Rome in the month of June on the occasion of the next European championship. In such a complex moment, however, the desire to see the Italian presence confirmed at this great event was clearly expressed, trusting the FIGC. We will collaborate synergistically with the undersecretary, Valentina Vezzali, who is accompanying us on this path. We have been sent a signal with a strong perspective on the recovery that we will promptly transfer to UEFA. ”
Uefa tomorrow will receive from national federations whose countries will have to host the European football championships the official communication of the commitment to get the public to go to the stadium. More: they will also have to provide ua minimum percentage of admitted spectators. Monday, April 19, then, the Uefa executive will have to decide how many and which host cities will be. So far there are twelve at stake, but it is not excluded that some will be changed in the race because it does not offer the required guarantees on the number of fans present in the stadiums in June.
In fact, Uefa has set it as a sine qua non to host a European matchi that there is an audience at the stadium and by tomorrow the federations will have to let people know if they will be able to allow access to spectators, albeit in a limited way.
Should any stadium be missed, England are ready to fill the vacant seat because the vaccination plan in that country continues apace and Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reopened to outdoor sports while there is the desire to return to having 10,000 fans in the Premier League facilities as early as May. Should this be the case, the Wembley stadium is a candidate for a leading role, with seven games: a round of 16 match, three of the group stage the two semifinals and the final.
The European Championship will take place from 11 June (opening match scheduled at the Olimpico stadium in Rome) to 11 July (final at London’s Wembley stadium) across the continent for the first time. in the 60 years of the competition, with 12 host cities in all.
Three group stage matches and a quarter-final will be played in Baku (Azerbaijan, Olympic Stadium) a Munich (Germania, Fuball Arena Munchen), a Roma (Italy, Olympic stadium) ea St.Pietroburgo (Russia, Saint Petersburg Stadium).
Three group stage matches and a round of 16 will be played at Amsterdam (Olanda, Johan Cruijff Arena), a Bilbao (Spain, San Mame’s Stadium), in Bucharest (Romania, Arena Naional), a Budapest (Ungheria, Ferenc Puska’s Stadium), a Copenhagen (Denmark, Parken Stadium), Dublin (Republic of Ireland, Dublin Arena) and Glasgow (Scotland, Hampden Park). Final and semifinals, a round of 16 and three of the group stage will finally be played a London (England, Wembley Stadium).
The Europeans will be at stake 24 national. Twenty teams reached the finals through the European qualifiers played from March to November 2019, while a further four national teams qualified through the play-offs, which took place on October 8 (semi-finals) and November 12 (finals). The format will be that of Euro 2016 with six groups of four: the first two classified of each group qualify for the round of 16 together with the four best third parties.
The six groups, in which the national teams of the qualified host countries are automatically inserted, are the following:
1) Group A: Turkey, Italy, Wales, Switzerland;
2) Group B: Denmark, Finland, Belgium, Russia;
3) Group C: Holland, Ukraine, Austria, North Macedonia;
4) Group D: England, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic;
5) Group E: Spain, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia;
6) Group F: Hungary, Portugal, France, Germany.
Confident to play all three group stage games at home, having qualified via the European qualifiers are Italy, Holland, England, Spain and Germany. Russia and Denmark, who have reached the final stage of Euro 2020 through the European qualifiers, they will play two and three group games respectively at home.