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England fans won't be allowed in the stadium in Rome - Italian embassy

Thu 01 July 2021 | 10:01

England supporters, who are going to Italy to see The Three Lions’ battle against Ukraine in the Euro 2020 quarter-finals are warned that they cannot go to the stadium.

England

reached the quarter-finals, having vanquished Germany 2-0 on Tuesday at Wembley, where all the matches have been played until now.

However, England will not have their fans at the stadium on Saturday when they go against

Ukraine

, due to Italy’s Covid-19 restrictions.

The Italian embassy in London released a statement saying that given the Covid-19 restrictions in Italy,

"anybody who has been in the UK in the previous 14 days, irrespective of their nationality or residency will not be admitted to the stadium, even if they have a ticket".

The statement continued:

"Only those who can prove that they have arrived in Italy at least six days previously, have observed five days of quarantine, and have taken a post-quarantine COVID-19 test with a negative result will be allowed into the Stadio Olimpico.

"Being exempt from quarantine in Italy for any legal reason, will not translate into permission to enter the stadium. For example, travellers who are transiting through Italy for less than 36 hours or visiting briefly for work reasons are not required to quarantine, but they will not be permitted to enter the stadium."

Officials also revealed that anyone found to be not in quarantine is going to be ‘punished’.

"

Fans based in the UK should therefore not travel to Italy to attend the match on Saturday at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome,"

they added.

The FA said on Wednesday:

“It will not be selling any tickets via the England Supporters Travel Club for this fixture due to UK and Italian travel restrictions.”

Ex-England international John Barnes believes that the squad should make their own atmosphere in Rome.

"

Well I'm hoping for it not to have an impact because of course it is great to have your fans there,"

he said.

"If you look at the Premier League season whereby people have been playing without fans and they have been playing well nevertheless.

"They have to make their own atmosphere,"

he said.


source: SportMob

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