The government of the United Kingdom have warned Fans of the England national team not to leave the United Kingdom with the intention of traveling to Italy for the Euro 2020 quarter-finals tie between England and Ukraine.
The UK government minister Anne-Marie Trevelyan urged the fans to watch the game and support the national team from home instead of traveling to Italy under stringent coronavirus restriction.
The Three Lions of England and Ukraine national team are expected to face each other at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy on Saturday, July 3.
Recall that since the Euro 2020 started, England played their group games at the Wembley Stadium in London, England. In the three games, they had a portion of the stadium’s capacity occupied by their supporters.
The support they got from their fans helped the team to win two and drew one of their group games. Also, they were fortunate to play the round of 16 round of the tournament at the Wembley Stadium against Germany on Tuesday, June 29.
Their fans played a vital role in ensuring that England beat Germany 2-0 to reach the quarter-finals stage of the European Championship. Unfortunately for the home fans, the team will have to travel to Italy for the encounter.
Why England fans are not expected to travel from the UK to Italy
The reason why fans are not advised to travel to Italy for the game is that Italy is on UK’s amber travel list, which means that people are allowed to travel from England to Italy and back under strict coronavirus restrictions.
According to the coronavirus protocol guiding travelers who traveled from the UK to Italy, UK’s arrivals in Italy are mandated to self-isolate for five days. This means that anyone who left the UK yesterday or today, June 30, 2021, might watch the England vs Ukraine game in self-isolation not in the stadium.
Leicester City sign Patson Daka
Meanwhile, Leicester City have signed Patson Daka from Red Bull Salzburg. The Premier League club reportedly spent £23 million to bring the 22-year-old Zambian forward to England.
Patson Daka attracted the attention of Leicester City after scoring 34 goals in 42 appearances in all competitions during the 2020-2021 season.
“I’m so, so excited to join this great, historic club. It has been my dream and I’m so happy and looking forward to what’s coming next,” Daka told LCFC TV.
“I have followed Leicester from the time they won the league. I feel it is the perfect place for me because it’s a team that fights for titles. I know it’s not going to be easy, but I feel ready to face this new challenge.
“I will give my best for the club every day, and I look forward to seeing the Leicester City fans inside the stadium soon.”