Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon told Sky Sports News she hopes fans attend Euro 2020 matches at Hampden Park this summer.
Speaking at her daily press briefing on Tuesday, Sturgeon added that she was “desperate” for the matches to take place in Scotland and said: “I think we will see some sort of vaccine certification start to be released. used “..
The deadline for host cities to confirm fan numbers at the stadiums this summer is Wednesday April 7, with Sturgeon playing “optimistic” with “quite a good number of spectators in Hampden”.
Asked by Sky Sports News on these and related topics such as the fan experience that supporters can expect, Sturgeon replied: “We have a deadline to make a proposal to UEFA tomorrow. that right now, it is important that we have a good discussion, in the appropriate processes that have been defined there.
“I’ve said it before and I know I’m not alone here, there are a lot of people who will feel it even more than me – I desperately want these matches to be played here in Scotland, in Hampden.
“Not least because we will have the capacity to cheer Scotland on in a few of these matches. It is really important for sports fans, but also the idea that it will be possible in June gives us all a push and the belief that things are going well … back to normal.
“The whole issue of vaccine passport certification, I think we touched on some of the issues with that earlier. I think we’ll see some kind of vaccine certification start to be used, other organizations will ask for it.
“We have problems to think about to give reassurance to the public. Regarding the European Championships, there are other countries involved in this area and some of these countries have real challenges with Covid in this regard. moment, so there are hard issues that we all need to tackle.
“I can’t stand here at the beginning of April and give absolute 100% guarantees for June on anything – that’s not the nature of what we have to deal with, but I have a lot of hope.
“I hope maybe I will be in Hampden cheering on Scotland at the European Championships and we will continue to work as hard as possible to achieve that.”
When is Euro 2020? Hosts, dates, teams, meetings
Who arrived at Euro 2020 and how will the tournament work?
The coronavirus has postponed Euro 2020 for a year to 2021, but 24 teams will still play in 12 host cities in a football festival.
The top two teams from each of the 10 groups advanced to Euro 2020 and the remaining four positions were settled in the play-offs, with Scotland beating Serbia in a penalty shoot-out to join England and Wales at the tournament.
Here is the schedule confirmed to date.
When and where is Euro 2020?
The 16th UEFA European Championship takes place from June 11 to July 11, 2021, and to celebrate the tournament’s 60th anniversary, 12 cities from across the continent have been selected as hosts. The 12 cities and stadiums are:
- Amsterdam, Netherlands) – Johan cruyff arena
- Baku (Azerbaijan) – Olympic Stadium
- Bilbao (Spain) – San Mames
- Bucharest, Romania) – Arena Nationala
- Budapest, Hungary) – Puskas arena
- Copenhagen, Denmark) – Parken Stadium
- Dublin (Republic of Ireland) – Aviva Stadium
- Glasgow (Scotland) – Hampden Park
- London, England) – Wembley stadium
- Munich, Germany) – Allianz Arena
- Rome, Italy) – Stadio Olimpico
- Saint Petersburg (Russia) – Krestovsky Stadium
Rome’s Stadio Olimpico will host the opener on 11 June, while England’s Wembley National Stadium will host the semi-finals and final.