The final can be moved elsewhere, unless the UK government agrees to exempt foreign fans traveling from the 10-day quarantine rule.
UEFA has a contingency plan in place to replace Wembley Stadium as host for the final of Euro 2020 Unless the British government agrees to exempt foreign fans traveling by the 10-day quarantine rules, it said Friday.
Tournament organizers are in talks with the government since it postponed plans to end COVID-19 restrictions on June 21st.
The Times newspaper said Friday that Budapest was the alternative place to consider if Wembley was not able to accept travel supporters.
The London stadium will host both the semi-finals and the final.
“There is still a contingency plan but we are confident that the last week (of matches) will be held in London,” UEFA said in a statement.
The governing body of European football said discussions with local authorities were focused on allowing fans of the participating teams to take part in the matches “using a strict test and bubble concept that would mean that their stay in the UK would be less than 24 hours and their movements will be limited to approved transport and only places ”.
UEFA said it understood the pressures the government was facing. He hoped the discussions would reach a “satisfactory conclusion” and was happy that Wembley’s ability was expected to rise to at least 50 per cent for the knockout round matches.
The Moscow fan zone is closed
Meanwhile, Moscow has closed its Euro 2020 fan zone and banned more than 1,000 crashes due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, the mayor of the Russian capital said.
“I did not want to do this, but we have to do it,” Sergei Sobyanin wrote on his website on Friday, a day after the houses in Moscow had almost tripled in a few days.
“As of today, we will limit mass events to a maximum of 1,000 people.”
“We will temporarily stop all mass entertainment events and will also close the ballrooms and fan zones,” he wrote, referring to the Euro 2020 fan zone outside Moscow’s Luzhniki stadium.
Thursday Sobyanin said the number of cases in Moscow, the 12-million-strong metropolis that was the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in Russia, had risen from 3,000 to 7,000 in just a few days and was expected to hit more than 9,000 on Friday. .
“It’s tripled, there’s a huge dynamic that we didn’t see during the previous waves,” Sobyanin said during a video conference, adding that the new variants were probably to blame.
On Wednesday, Sobyanin had ordered compulsory vaccination of all workers in the service industry in Moscow and last weekend announced a “jobless” week in the capital.
The second Russian city of St. Petersburg, the country’s worst COVID zone after Moscow, hosts seven Euro 2020 matches – including a quarter-final – and is expected to see thousands of European football fans.
On Monday, St. Petersburg also announced a string of restrictions, including no food sales in its fan zones.