DUTCH FANS ALLOWED – THREE EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP GROUP GAMES
KNVB (The Dutch football association), the health ministry and the city of Amsterdam have reached an agreement which they hope will allow up to 12 000 fans to watch the Dutch national team play live in the three group games held in the capital of Netherlands. If the situation allow it, the number of allowed fans in the Johan Cruijff stadium will increase. However, if the situation gets worse, the number of allowed fans will decrease.
This summer, the European Championship in football celebrates 60th anniversary and will be played across 12 European countries. Four of matches will be played in Amsterdam, three group matches and one game in round 16, 26th of June.
Uefa have been asking the hosting cities to confirm if they plan any fans on the stadiums. Aleksander Ceferin, Uefa chairman, have previously stated that “empty stadiums is not an option” and therefore stadium must comply and implement the framework set to minimize the risk. Fans must be able to provide a negative corona test certificate in order to attend the game.
Last game where the Netherlands played Latvia in the World Cup qualifier, 5000 fans were able to watch the game on site. “ It is fantastic to be on course to have the European Championships with fans,’ said Dutch tournament director Gijs de Jong. ‘But there are no guarantees. We do hope the situation has improved so much by June that more supporters will be able to attend.’