Fans will be allowed in stadiums, says Italian govt

ROME: Italy’s administration has concluded that Rome’s Olympic arena can be re-opened to people in general for European Championship matches, the Italian football association (FIGC) said in a proclamation on Tuesday.

The Euro 2020 competition was delayed a year ago because of the COVID-19 pandemic and UEFA, European soccer’s administering body, had asked the 12 host countries to submit plans for permitting fans inside arenas by early April.

“Health Minister Roberto Speranza has told us that the government scientific advisers will identify the best solutions to allow the public to be at the Olympic Stadium in Rome for the European Championships,” FIGC President Gabriele Gravina said.

“We will cooperate in synergy with sport sub-secretary Valentina Vezzali who is accompanying us down this path. We received a strong signal for this restart which we will promptly transfer to UEFA.”

Turkey and Italy are slated to play the initial match of Euro 2020 in Rome on June 11, preceding the Azzurri take on Group A rivals Switzerland and Wales, while the Italian capital will also host a quarter-final game.

Italy is one of 12 host countries across Europe.

Italy is amidst another flood of Covid cases and has the second-most noteworthy loss of life in Europe after Britain, with hundreds dying every day as per late information.


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