Draghi says yes to the final of the European Championships in Rome. The Italian premier said this during the meeting with the press after the meeting with Angela Merkel.
“Transfer the European Championship final to Rome from Great Britain, where the Delta variant runs? “I answer yes to do my best so that the final does not take place in a country where infections are rising rapidly”. Thus Prime Minister Mario Draghi speaking in Berlin at the end of the bilateral agreement with Angela Merkel.
The news is going around all over Europe as the final of the Europeans is scheduled for Wembley, in a country, Great Britain, where there are over 10 thousand cases of Covid per day.
The semi-finals and final of the European Championships are scheduled at Wembley on 6, 7 and 11 July. According to rumors, UEFA could ask for a move to a safer city and there has been talk of Budapest, though Roma it could be an alternative.
THE QUARANTINE PROBLEM IN ENGLAND
The main problem is the 10-day quarantine that the British government currently imposes on those arriving from other countries and which would jeopardize the presence of 2,500 VIP guests (including valuable sponsors) at the grand final.
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Boris Johnson’s government should grant an exemption but this would obviously spark controversy. More generally, there is the problem of safety for the thousands of foreign fans who would leave for London to attend the final.
No comment da Downing Street
No comment from Downing Street to the words of the Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, on the opportunity to move the European football final from London due to the rebound of Covid infections fueled in the UK from the Delta variant. The British government intends to make it known that it is “Fully committed”, in close contact with UEFA, to ensure that the semifinals and the final can be held a Wembley as expected “In safe conditions” health for all.