With only 11 venues with the highest audience capacity in its arena, Budapest can play the most important role Eurocup. This Friday, speculation grew about the possibility of making the Hungarian capital London the home of the semi-finals and the final of the tournament. All this, so far, the United Kingdom, which is on high alert due to the increase in Govt-19 cases, is not prepared to increase the number of exceptions to the isolation imposed on those who come to its borders.
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According to people involved in the euro system, 2,500 VIPs – including representatives of supporters and federation executives, among others – did not fail to do 10 days of isolation when they entered the UK at this time. Currently, those who are recognized and directly involved in the Euro Cup are exempt from isolation: athletes and delegates, officials and journalists.
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When asked about the matter, UEFA representatives said that Budapest had only learned from the European press about the possibility of converting London. Meanwhile, the British government plans to end restrictions on its territory within two weeks, despite increasing cases of delta variation of Govt-19. In Parliament, delegates discuss the creation of rules for exemption from isolated fans and with other trusted stakeholders. One of UFA’s solutions is to create bubbles, which will go from exclusive public hotels to the grounds.
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In Hungary, the opening of borders to some European countries is scheduled for next Thursday. Currently, only citizens, residents and those with an invitation from a national agency can enter. Those who come to Euro Games with a ticket are exempt from segregation if they stay in the country for up to 72 hours, in addition to having to present a negative test to the code.
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Hungary has averaged 104 cases and seven deaths in the past week, while the United Kingdom has recorded an average of 8,234 cases and 11 deaths. This Saturday, 56 thousand fans are expected for the match between the home team and France at 10 am (GMT) at the Arena Puskas. With live streaming of Sport TV and real time with Zee videos.