The declaration for a partial return of fans to matches was described as ‘a sensible first move’ by UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin.
A partial return of fans to the matches, starting next week with the international matches received a green light from UEFA.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said according to the official website: “Today’s decision is a sensible first step which puts fans’ health first and respects the laws in each country.”
“While we all face a common enemy in COVID, different countries have different approaches and different challenges at any given moment.”
“This decision allows much more local flexibility to deal with admitting fans than was previously the case, always respecting the assessment of local authorities.”
“Twenty-seven countries on the continent already allow fans to some extent. This decision will allow for a coherent approach on a country-by-country basis and not on a competition-by-competition basis which was sometimes difficult to understand for fans.”
“In these difficult times, it is important to bring more hope and passion back into the lives of football fans and we urge them to behave appropriately and respect sanitary measures in place for their own health and for the health of their fellow club or national team supporters.”