UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin considers ghost games to be possible even after the host cities have given their audience. “The local authorities decide before the games whether spectators are allowed or not,” said the head of the UEFA in the World on Sundayg: “What we want is the promise that spectators can come if the situation allows it.”
The UEFA Executive Committee on Friday confirmed Munich as one of eleven venues for the EURO (June 11th to July 11th), which was postponed by a year. While the DFB only confirmed a minimum capacity of 14,500 spectators subject to a positive pandemic development, UEFA wrote in its statement of this fixed number of spectators.
Ceferin does not want this to be understood as a fixed guarantee. “You don’t believe that we insist on spectators if the situation on site does not allow it in the summer,” said the Slovenian: “But there are now vaccinations, tests, hygiene concepts. So why shouldn’t we talk about allowing spectators to if the situation permits? “
In view of the corona crisis, Ceferin dreams “that the EM will be the start of a new life. The comeback of football as we know it, and hopefully also the comeback of normal life.”