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Schinas says: “Doubts about the Euro 2021 final at Wembley”

AGI – “On a personal level, I would like to share my doubts about the possibility of organizing the semi-finals and final (of the European Championship, edition) at Wembley Stadium.which will be full, while the United Kingdom limits the possibilities for its citizens to move towards the European Union.” This was stated by Vice-President of the European Commission, Margaritis Schinas, during a hearing in the European Parliament. The Commissioner added: “In this type of decision, a minimum amount of Reciprocity and proportionality, and UEFA prefers to carefully analyze its decisions and consider their implications.”

The reason is the Covid situation in Great Britain where new cases of Covid-19 infections have doubled: according to data released today from the British authorities, daily infections have reached 22,868. On the other hand, deaths decreased by 40%.

According to Schinas, UEFA will have to consider its decision. “It is not an innocent decision. It must be taken with full knowledge of the facts,” he added. On June 22, the British government announced that more than 60,000 spectators would be able to attend the semi-finals and finals of the European Championships, i.e. over 40,000 spectators at the start.. The total capacity is 90 thousand people.

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