4 Jun · 5 min Read.
The summer of 2021 is one of the most anticipated summers and with more football events in recent years, with nothing more and nothing less than the UEFA European Championship, the CONMEBOL Copa América and the Summer Olympic Games with the long-awaited return of the public to the stadiums. From Football Host we tell you the latest Covid news and restrictions for each of them.
UEFA Euro 2021
UEFA has announced a limited capacity for the 11 stadiums of the tournament, from 22% to 50% depending on the venue. It should be noted that the Bilbao headquarters has finally been replaced by Seville due to the strict sanitary limitations imposed by the Basque government, a fact that made it impossible to celebrate any match with at least 20% of the capacity, for this reason, La Cartuja stadium in Seville was chosen, which will host 30% of the public.
As for the rest of the Euro 2020 venues, Saint Petersburg and Baku will host 50%, Amsterdam, Glasgow, Rome, Bucharest, Copenhagen and London between 25% and 30%, while Munich only 22%. With regard to the Budapest headquarters, it intends to host 100% through strict measures for entry to the stadium, we will see if it is finally confirmed, if so, it would be the first European stadium to welcome the entire public again.
The UEFA Euro 2020 will start on Friday, June 11, 2021 in Rome with the match between Italy and Turkey and will end on July 11 with the final at Wembley Stadium in Londes.
Participating national teams: Albania, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Finalndia, France, Wales, Greece, Hungary, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Countries Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine.
CONMEBOL Copa América 2021
Surely the tournament most affected by the pandemic situation in which we find ourselves, America and especially South America has been one of the regions where the covid has hit the hardest. The Copa América 2020 was to be played last year in the countries of Argentina and Colombia as the main venues.
The protests and incidents that occurred in Colombia in recent days and the rebound in coronavirus cases in Argentina have made Conmebol decide to change the venue and designate Brazil as the only official venue for the Copa América 2020. Brasilia, Manaus, Natal and Cuiabá are the Brazilian cities that will host all the competition matches. The negative note is that in this case the public will not be allowed to enter the stadiums.
The Copa Amércia will begin on Sunday, June 13, 2021 with the match between Argentina and Chile and will end on July 11.
Participating national teams: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela.
Summer Olympic Games Tokyo 2021
The Olympic Games were also postponed to 2021 although finally the organizers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in order to avoid contagion, have made the decision not to allow foreign public to enter the stadiums. As regards the capacity of the Japanese public, 5,000 attendees or half of the capacity will be allowed depending on the size of the venue.
The Olympic Games 2021 will take place between July 22 and August 9. Regarding the men's football tournament, this will begin on the 23rd with the opening match between Spain and Egypt at the Sapporo Dome stadium. The final will be played on August 7 at the Yokohama International Stadium.
Participating national teams: Japan, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Spain, France, Romania, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Ivory Coast, Egypt, South Africa, Honduras, Mexico.