The Blues of Didier Deschamps will face Germany this Tuesday (9 p.m.) for their first match of the Euro. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, only 15,000 supporters will be allowed at the Allianz Arena in Munich. For the others, it will be necessary to be satisfied with seeing the match on television. Not so easy given the health restrictions in France.
D-1 before the clash between the France team and Germany during the first round of the Euro. Failing to attend the match from the stands of the Allianz Arena in Munich, where only 15,000 fans will be allowed, the French supporters will have to watch the entry into the running of Kylian Mbappé and other Antoine Griezmann and Karim Benzema on television. Problem, it’s not so easy to follow the matches since the start of the Euro.
The health restrictions imposed to fight against the coronavirus epidemic complicate football evenings a bit, it must be admitted.
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No matches on the terrace
Between the arrival of the sun and the heat, there are many who would like to watch a Euro match on the terrace of a bar or a café. Since June 9, restaurateurs can even open 100% outdoors. But impossible to watch football matches.
And for good reason, because of the many municipal decrees, it is forbidden to install screens on terraces. In the same way, it is also forbidden to turn the televisions outwards in order to avoid the congregation of customers on the terrace to follow the meetings. All this while respecting the limit of six people per table and of remaining seated.
The Euro in bars is possible but …
Impossible to really see a match on the terrace, therefore. Indoors, on the other hand, it is playable but under certain very specific conditions. The relaxation of health restrictions since June 9 has allowed the opening of bars and restaurants and the broadcasting of Euro matches. But until June 30, cafes and restaurants can accommodate their customers indoors with a 50% gauge and with a limit of 6 people per table.
In order to respect the barrier gestures, all the tables must also stay at a distance of about one meter from each other. Above all, to limit interactions, supporters will have to remain seated during matches and continue to respect the curfew. Clearly, we will not have to hang around after the 9 p.m. matches. A tip if you want to see the Blues match in a restaurant or bar: BOOK NOW!
Fan-zones on a case-by-case basis
For a long time in the pipes, the establishment of fan-zones has raised many questions within the public authorities. As it stands, each town hall is free to choose whether it wants to install a fan zone or not. For the moment, rare are the cities which have decided for like Saint-Denis. In Périgueux for example, the municipality has decided to broadcast the matches of the France team but by imposing the wearing of masks, limiting groups to six people, and forcing supporters to remain seated during the match.
From June 30 and the new relaxation of health rules (if the global situation allows it), several large cities are planning to set up a fan-zone like Lille or Paris. In terms of the Euro calendar, this would coincide with the start of the quarter-finals. The obligation to present a health pass in fan-zones with more than 1,000 people will remain in effect until the end of the tournament. It remains to be seen whether the Blues will still be in the competition.
And between friends, how is it?
Impossible on the terrace, complicated in bars or fan-zones, many French supporters are therefore likely to watch the match between France and Germany at home, alone or with friends. With the easing of the curfew, the limitation of the number of people in private homes is over. It is therefore possible to be more than six for a real football night. As long as you respect the curfew and do not go out after 11 p.m.
If the restriction on the number of guests has been skipped, you should not nevertheless compromise with the sanitary rules. Clearly, we must continue to respect barrier gestures between friends. Even on a magnificent goal from Kylian Mbappé or a return from Olivier Giroud in the top corner of Manuel Neuer.
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