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Euro 2020 finals could move from Wembley after UEFA threat over Covid rules

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Under current UK guidelines, travellers arriving from ‘amber’ and ‘red-list’ countries must quarantine upon arrival for 10 days. The semi-finals of Euro 2020 will be on July 6 and 7, and the finals on July 11.

Ministers are tabling plans to allow around 2,500 UEFA and FIFA VIPs to skip the quarantine period in order to attend matches at Wembley stadium.

They would also be allowed to attend training sessions and meetings with the UK government.

It is understood ministers are fearful UEFA could move the semi-finals and finals of the Euro 2020 tournament to Hungary if they do not ease restrictions.

Hungary will have no restrictions for travel within the Schengen zone from next week, and would host the games with full stadiums if hosting the tournament.

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However, Boris Johnson is said to be drawn to the idea as the UK could boost joint Home Nations bidding efforts for the 2030 World Cup.

Aleksander Ceferin, UEFA president, also told the Government last week that Britain’s border restrictions were too strict compared with those in the EU.

He warned other European cities were willing and able to host matches scheduled to be played at Wembley.

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On Thursday, another 195,565 first doses and 234,834 second doses of coronavirus vaccine were administered.

So far the UK has given out 42,216,654 first doses and 30,675,207 second doses, equalling 80.1 percent and 58.2 percent of the population respectively.

Thursday also saw another 11,007 cases and 19 deaths within 28 days of a positive coronavirus test recorded.

In total, the UK has seen 4,600,623 cases and 127,945 deaths.



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