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AFP
April 7, 2021

German FA puts pressure on Euro 2020 host city Munich to allow fans

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AFP
April 7, 2021

BERLIN: The German FA has urged health authorities in Munich to make it possible for spectators to be admitted to Euro 2020 matches at the Allianz Arena, ahead of UEFA’s deadline for host cities on Wednesday.

“I call on the city of Munich and Bavaria’s regional government to make every effort to present a solid scenario that will allow for, at least, a partial public attendance of matches in Munich,” Rainer Koch, a German Football Association (DFB) vice-president, told AFP subsidiary SID.

Munich is scheduled to host Germany’s group matches against France on June 15, Portugal (June 19) and Hungary (June 23), as well as a quarter-final on July 2.

In March, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin made it clear he did not want any matches played “in front of empty stands” at the Euros.

Yet fans have been not allowed to attend matches at the Allianz Arena, home of Bayern Munich, since March 2020 due to the hygiene rules in Bavaria.