The Italian government will permit fans to attend this summer’s Euro 2020 championship games, with Rome’s Olympic stadium scheduled to host the first game.
Stadiums will be allowed to welcome fans up to 25% occupancy, which will allow social distancing to be enforced amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic.
“The government approval of the public’s presence at Rome’s Euro 2020 matches is wonderful news that we will immediately pass on to UEFA,” FIGC President Gabriele Gravina said in a statement.
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“The message that the government sends to the country is one of great confidence and extraordinary vision.
“Italy is showing courage, that it is fighting against the pandemic and at the same time working to restart safely according to a clear and defined programme and schedule.”
Rome’s is due to host three group games — including the tournament’s opening match between Italy and Turkey on June 11 — and one quarter-final.
Italy has registered 115,088 deaths linked to COVID-19 since its outbreak emerged in February last year, the second-highest toll in Europe after Britain. The country has reported 3.79 million cases to date.
Other governments will decide their own restritcions, should they choose to alter current guidance.
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