UEFA President stated he would not assume matches might be postponed on the upcoming Euro 2020.© AFP
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin advised AFP on Friday that the groups must cope with “a particular scenario” to finish Euro 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. “It isn’t the standard Euro as a result of it is in 11 nations and on high of it there is a pandemic which makes travelling much more troublesome,” Ceferin stated in Rome. “So each workforce must adapt to a particular scenario to complete this Euro.” A yr after being postponed because of the pandemic, the 24-team event unfold throughout 11 venues all through Europe will get underway on Friday with Italy dealing with Turkey in entrance of an estimated 16,000 followers in a Stadio Olimpico stuffed to round 1 / 4 of capability.
Regardless of constructive Covid-19 assessments for gamers within the Spain, Sweden and Russia squads within the days constructing as much as the kickoff, Ceferin stays assured the competitors will proceed with out disruption till the ultimate at Wembley on July 11.
“I do not assume matches might be postponed,” stated the 53-year-old Slovenian.
“I feel the ‘bubbles’ might be very strict, our well being protocol may be very strict.
“Even the officers who’re vaccinated should be examined earlier than each single match.
“We’re all very a lot protected, the gamers much more, I feel it is fairly protected event.
“After all you by no means know if a case occurs, however I am fairly assured that every thing might be positive.”
The choice to postpone final yr was the appropriate one, he believes, provided that final yr the event would have needed to be performed in empty stadiums.
“Now we have realised, it was good to postpone as a result of final yr we might have had Euro with out followers and now a minimum of we have now various followers which is essential for the Euro as a result of it is a competition of soccer.
“I believed from the start that the Euro can be on the best way this yr.”
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