each stadium where the 2020 tournament will be held postponed
Wembley will host an additional Euro 2021 round of 16 match as a UEFA reward to the Football Association for their contribution to stopping the proposed European Super League.
However, Dublin were deprived of their games after failing to meet the supporters’ guarantee deadline, as were Bilbao. Sevilla will replace Bilbao as the tournament’s host city, facing three group stage matches and a round of 16.
Telegraph Sport understands that there is goodwill from UEFA towards FA General Manager Mark Bullingham for his efforts to oppose the league and rally the support of the Duke of Cambridge and the Prime Minister, which will allow Wembley to have more matches.
The move comes a week after Munich, Rome, Bilbao and Dublin were given a stay of execution as host cities for Euro 2021 – after UEFA granted them an extension until April 19 to secure fans . This deadline was then extended until April 23 after the emergence of the Super League project on April 18. Rome and Munich were able to provide assurances on time, but the other two were not.
A final plan for the delayed competition is quickly advancing, with local officials in the Spanish city of Bilbao confirming he has been abandoned by UEFA. Local city organizers threatened to sue the European body for its “unilateral” decision to abandon the city as a host. It was due to host Spain’s matches in Group E against Poland, Sweden and Slovakia.
Saint Petersburg will now host six group stage matches, as it takes over the organization of group matches from Dublin.
It remains uncertain whether traveling fans will be allowed to enter nine of the host countries of the first European Championship held in as many countries.
Only Baku (Azerbaijan), Budapest (Hungary) and St. Petersburg (Russia) have so far declared that ticket holders traveling will be exempt from any quarantine or other entry requirements, except for proof of testing. Covid-19 negative. Hungary will also allow entry if a fan can show they have been infected in the past six months. Bucharest will allow fans to stay for less than three days to avoid isolating themselves upon arrival, at the same time as they test negative.
Wembley, which has seven matches, a peak in the tournament, will have at least a quarter of the stadium’s 90,000 seats filled in the group stage and the final 16. The intention is for the capacity to reach at least 45,000 for the semi-finals and July 11. final.
Amsterdam, Bucharest, Copenhagen and Glasgow said capacity can be anywhere between 25% and 33% – numbers that could increase depending on progress with vaccination programs and the decline in infections.
“Currently, eight host countries have confirmed stadium capacities based on their projections for improving the health situation in their countries in June and July due to a number of factors, including the rollout of the d ‘a country, its measures planned for reopening the economy and slowing the virus due to the warmer season, “UEFA said in a statement.
Sport Telegraph reviewed the current coronavirus restrictions and vaccination situation for each host city:
What the local authorities said: Despite long-standing national restrictions, the Royal Netherlands Football Association (KNVB) said “at least 12,000 spectators” would be allowed to attend matches in the Johan Cruyff Arena. The soil has a capacity of 55,500, which means it will be at least 20 percent full. In a joint statement with the Dutch government, the KNVB also expressed hope that this number will be increased, although it depends on the coronavirus situation a few weeks before the first match.
Ground guide: The Johan Cruyff Arena is normally Ajax’s home. It also often hosts matches for the Dutch national team, although the Dutch do not have a designated “home” stadium like England does with Wembley. It has already hosted Euro matches in the 2000 tournament, hosting three group matches, a quarter-final and a semi-final. Originally named the Amsterdam Arena, it was renamed in honor of legendary footballer John Cruyff in 2018 after his death.
Current vaccine numbers: 36.9 percent (the Dutch have so far vaccinated 6.3 million of their 17.3 million inhabitants)
Can I travel there? : For UK nationals who are not Dutch residents, a travel ban is currently in place, although exemptions for reasons such as work and study apply. It is not known when this travel ban can be lifted.
Matches to host: Three group stage matches, one round of 16 match.