Europe

Merkel calls on UEFA to act responsibly in connection with the Euro 2020 matches in London

Merkel calls on UEFA to act responsibly in connection with the Euro 2020 matches in London

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on UEFA on Tuesday to act responsibly in hosting the final of the Euro 2020 soccer tournament in London over concerns about the spread of the  in England.

This is reported by Reuters.

“I hope that UEFA will take responsibility for the matches at the Euro. I would not like to see crowded stadiums there, and I support all the efforts made by the British government to ensure the necessary hygiene measures, “ Merkel said.

She spoke at a joint press conference with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, who said the spread of the “Delta” option in the was worrying.

On Monday, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi called for the match to be moved from England due to the rising number of cases, but European football’s governing body UEFA said it had no plans to replace Wembley Stadium as the host for the semi-finals and final.

has seen a surge in cases due to the spread of the more contagious variant “Delta”, which was first detected in India.



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *