German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was skeptical about the packed stadiums at the 2020 European Championship in some countries.
“We cannot act as if the COVID-19 pandemic is over. We have to be careful that we have a lot of freedom in the summer, but not all of it. This applies to major events. It is great that there are 14 thousand fans in Munich again, but when I see stadiums filled in other countries, I feel some skepticism, “ the politician said.
The tournament was scheduled to take place from June 12 to July 12, 2020, in 12 cities on the continent, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was postponed to the following summer. London, Munich, Baku, Rome, St. Petersburg, Bucharest, Dublin, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Budapest, Bilbao, and Amsterdam were scheduled to host the championship matches, but Dublin could not provide guarantees of holding matches with spectators and its games were moved to St. Petersburg. The games that were supposed to take place in Bilbao, Spain, were moved to Seville.
Earlier it was reported that the matches of the US Open-2021 will be held with full stands.