The England national football team beat Germany 2-0 on Tuesday, to reach the quarter-finals where Ukraine will be their opponent. Gareth Southgate is set to leave England for the first time in the continental tournament (he has played four matches so far at Wembley without exception) and the team’s trip will lead to Rome, where he will play on Saturday.
This is certainly a sensitive issue for English fans, who cannot pay directly to their favourites at the Stadio Olimpico, as arrivals from England are subject to very strict rules in Italy due to the coronavirus pandemic.
First, everyone must test negative 48 hours before departure, and then go into a five-day quarantine upon arrival.
This means that anyone who travels to Rome a day after the Germans are defeated, on Wednesday, can be released from house arrest on Sunday at the earliest, so they can watch Saturday’s game at the latest in their hotel room.
Anyone breaking the rules can be fined up to three thousand euros. In addition, returnees are placed in quarantine for another ten days in the UK, although it is possible to eliminate this after five days with a negative test.
Minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan also told Sky that she would in no way recommend a trip to Italy, so the national team can only trust the English language in Rome and the surrounding area, which the FA is also trying to achieve. To save some tickets.
The eighth final against the Germans saw about forty thousand fans at Wembley, which is equivalent to almost half a house, bringing the maximum for the semi-finals and final to sixty thousand.