AGI – “On a personal level, I would like to share my doubts about the possibility of holding the semi-finals and final (European Championships, ed) at Wembley Stadium., which would be absolute, while the United Kingdom limits the possibilities of movement of its citizens towards the European Union”. European Commission Vice-President Margaritis Schinas said this during a hearing in the European Parliament. “In these types of decisions, minimum reciprocity and proportionality are required and UEFA would do well to analyze their decisions carefully, considering their repercussions,” the commissioner said.
This is because of the state of COVID in Great Britain where new cases of infection with COVID-19 have doubled: the number of daily infections stood at 22,868, according to figures released today by the British authorities. On the other hand, there has been a 40% drop in deaths.
According to Shinas, UEFA will have to weigh its decision. “It is not an innocent decision. It has to be done with full knowledge of facts,” he said. On 22 June, the British government announced that over 60,000 spectators would be able to attend the semi-finals and finals of the European Championships, 20,000 more than the initially planned 40,000.. The total capacity is 90 thousand people.