UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin recently made people sit up and take notice that each of the twelve European Football Championship venues must guarantee that spectators can enter the stadium. Ghost games are “off the table” when planning, the Slovenian explained.
Resistance came from Germany. “At this point in time, it is simply not possible to make a statement as to whether the coronavirus pandemic will allow spectators to be admitted in June (in the Allianz Arena / note) or not,” said Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter ( SPD) at “bild.de”.
No automatic deletion, but …
UEFA qualified the statements of their boss afterwards. No host is “automatically” deleted if only ghost games should be possible there. However, it must then be weighed up whether it would not make more sense to move the games to another location. A first deadline for the decision runs until April 7th.
Reiter criticized the association’s communication: “At these times in particular, I would like those responsible at UEFA to seek direct exchange with the host cities in order to work out a solution together.”