Ukraine VS England LIVE Football Match Score July 4/7/2021
The Italian government blocked UK residents from attending Saturday’s Euro 2020 Ukraine v England match in Rome, asking the European football’s governing body to cancel their tickets as concerns mount over another wave of Covid-19 in Europe. A statement from UEFA on Thursday said the Italian authorities had “specifically asked UEFA to cancel tickets sold to UK residents as of 28 June, stopping sales and transfers as of 21:00 this evening.” Under the measures, UK residents who bought their tickets before June 28 were given one hour to transfer their tickets to Italian residents or return their tickets to UEFA.
A statement from the Italian Interior Ministry on Thursday said the block on ticket sales had been decided “following a proposal from the Public Safety Department.” The Euro 2020 Championship has so far triggered significant spikes in Covid-19 infections from fans returning home to countries including Scotland and Finland. The World Health Organization warned Thursday that Europe risked a new wave in August due to the relaxation of restrictions, the spread of an infectious Covid-19 variant and low vaccination coverage. Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, said while he hoped the championship matches were not acting as superspreader events, the prospect could not “be excluded,” Agence France Presse reported.
England will fly out to Rome on Friday as they prepare to face Ukraine in the Euro 2020 quarter-final on Saturday night.
At this pivotal stage in the tournament, Gareth Southgate knows that being able to count on his full-strength side is vital.
However, he knows that he must also navigate the fact that four key players are one booking away from being suspended from a potential semi-final.
At Euro 2020, a player is suspended if they pick up two yellow cards in two different matches, which means that Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips and Harry Maguire, all of whom were booked in the 2-0 victory over Germany, would be suspended should England defeat Ukraine.
Also, Phil Foden is at risk of suspension, after picking up a yellow card in the opening day 1-0 win over Croatia.
As a result, Gareth Southgate could be tempted to look to players who have been on the bench in previous fixtures to play a greater role at the Stadio Olimpico.