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Italy gets spectator guarantee for Euros, Germany hopeful

Source : IANS 2021-04-14 12:52:39


The Italian government approved the presence of fans at Euro 2020 matches in Rome, with Germany hoping for a similar decision by their authorities for the Munich venue.

Italy's federation FIGC said the government has agreed that the Olympic Stadium in Rome can be filled to 25 per cent of its capacity for the four matches including the June 11 tournament opener between Italy and Turkey, DPA reports.

"This is wonderful news which I will pass on to UEFA immediately," FIGC president Gabriele Gavina said.

The ruling body UEFA wants fans in the 12 stadiums across the continent and has not ruled out dropping cities where this is not possible owing to coronavirus restrictions.

Gravina had said earlier that spectators should be vaccinated and present a negative coronavirus test to gain entry, or to have recovered from the illness. He would not rule out that the Italian team would be vaccinated in June.

Rome is the ninth city, including London which among other matches stages the semi-finals and finals, which has said that fans will be allowed in.