Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi has said he wants the final of the European Football Championships to take place in Rome rather than London, due to the growing number of coronavirus infections in Britain.
When asked at a press conference in Berlin if he was in favor of the move, Draghi said: “Yes… I will try to prevent the final from being held in a country where infections are rising rapidly. . ”
However, the president of the Italian football federation, Gabriele Gravina, then denied “categorically” that they were seeking to move the match from Wembley to Rome.
The UK has recorded 10,633 new cases of coronavirus and five other deaths, according to the government’s latest Covid dashboard update.
The total number of new cases in the past week is now 31.4% up from the previous week’s total, while deaths are up 12.1% week after week.
In contrast, Italy has recorded 495 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours and 21 more deaths from the virus, the iys health ministry said on Monday, the whole country except of the Aosta Valley, having entered the lower Covid. -19 “white zone” risk.
Munich has also offered itself as a potential alternative venue for the Euro 2020 final, with Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder saying the city was on hold: “We would always be happy to host another match at any time.”
While a final at Wembley remained “plan A”, said the leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU), “it would be wise for UEFA to have a plan B up its sleeve”.