Euro 2020 prepares for the matches with fans

The Euro 2020 which was delayed to this Summer is preparing for games with spectators.

So far, eight of the twelve host cities have guaranteed their matches will be attended by spectators.

Philipp Lahm, head of the organising committee, said on Sunday that the German Foootball Federation (DFB) hopes to be able to host Euro 2020 matches billed for Munich in an Allianz Arena filled to half capacity.

“There are different scenarios,” the former Bayern Munich and national team captain, said on Antenne Bayern radio. “I don’t think 100% capacity will be possible. We have to be realistic. Everything else can be possible, that’s why we’re planning to fill the stadium at zero to 50 percent of capacity.”

Neither the DFB nor Munich has said exactly what the Bavarian city’s scenarios would be for the tournament.

However, the European football federation, UEFA, said on Friday that Munich, which is scheduled to host three of the matches in Germany’s group phase along with one quarter-final fixture, is one of four host cities that have until 19 April to provide additional information on their plans. A decision will then be taken, UEFA said.

The author: Michel DEURINCK

Michel Deurinck, born in Brussels in 1950, started his career in the Belgian civil service, dedicating over 30 years to public service. Upon retirement, he pursued his passion for journalism. Transitioning into this new field, he quickly gained recognition for his insightful reporting on politics and culture. Deurinck's balanced and thoughtful approach to journalism has made him a respected figure in Belgian media.

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