ICELAND are hoping to allow fans to watch their Uefa Nations League opener with England in September – but this could be blocked by Uefa.
Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions are due to play their first game for ten months when they travel to Reykjavik on September 5.
Fans are set to be allowed inside the stadium for Iceland vs England in September
They visit Denmark just three days later.
Iceland are currently allowing fans for domestic games – although the average for a game is only 1,000.
The country’s FA hope they would have allowed at least 5,000 fans inside their 9,000-capacity national stadium in a repeat of the Euro 2016 clash which saw Iceland humiliate England in France.
Icelandic officials would separate fans in blocks of 500 with specific entrances and toilet facilities.
An Iceland FA official said: “We are hoping for supporters but we are waiting for Uefa.”
But Uefa could next week insist that all of the September matches are to be played behind closed doors.
Under current Icelandic rules, England fans – after being tested for Covid 19 on arrival at the airport – would have to quarantine in their hotel rooms for between four and six days before being allowed to go to a match or to local bars and restaurants.
This would also apply to other people travelling including media but anyone inside the England “bubble” such as players and other staff would not need to quarantine.
Denmark are also pushing for fans to be allowed for their home match with England in the Nations League on September 8.
But they have already decided that they will not allow any travelling fans.
At the moment, FC Copenhagen are allowed crowds of 9,000 for their League matches inside their 38,000 seater stadium.
By: Dave Fraser
Title: England fans set to be allowed INSIDE stadium for Iceland game – but only if Uefa approve proposal
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/12139197/england-fans-inside-stadium-iceland/
Published Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2020 09:57:46 +0000