Italy FA chiefs bemoan their allocation of just 125 tickets for Euro 2020 semi-final against Spain at Wembley… and their limit of only 1,000 fans should Roberto Mancini’s side reach the final!
Italian FA chiefs have lamented their allocation of barely 100 tickets for Tuesday’s Euro 2020 semi-final against Spain.
Gabriele Gravina, the FA president, claimed his organisation had been given only 125 tickets for the last-four tie, and 1,000 if they reach the final, with both games at Wembley.
Gravina said: ‘The most delicate of our problems will be to take our fans there – we have an allocation of about 125 for the semi-final and 1,000 if we eventually reach the final.
Gabriele Gravina, the president of the Italian FA, has criticised his country’s allocation of 125 tickets for the semi-final against Spain, which takes place on Tuesday night at Wembley
Gravina is also disappointed Italy will only receive 1,000 tickets if they get through to the final
‘You understand that these are strong limitations if we want to give a sense of belonging to this game.
‘I understand that unfortunately there is a pandemic and we have to live with the British Government’s restrictions.
‘We will try to improve things where possible, but living with these restrictions and conditions damages the best part of our sport.’
Injured Leonardo Spinazzola received a phone call from new Roma manager Jose Mourinho
England fans living in the UK were unable to watch their team beat Ukraine 4-0 in Rome on Saturday due to coronavirus regulations in Italy, which involve a compulsory five-day quarantine period for anyone travelling to Italy from these shores.
Meanwhile, injured Italy defender Leonardo Spinazzola received a phone call from his new club manager Jose Mourinho after damaging his Achilles tendon in the 2-1 win over Belgium in the quarter-final.
Spinazzola faces nearly a year out of action, which in the short term is a huge blow for Italy as the Roma left back has been their player of the tournament. New Roma boss Mourinho said: ‘We all feel sorry to have lost him.’