10,000 supporters allowed in English stadiums from May 17
It is now official, the Premier League will end with supporters in the stadiums. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday confirmed the return of fans to the stands from May 17, in six days. The head of the English government also confirmed the limit set by the authorities: 10,000 people.
“We will unblock the turnstiles of our sports stadiums subject to capacity limits,” Boris Johnson said at a press conference. An evolution made possible by the mass vaccination campaign launched in January. More than 35 million Britons have already received a first dose of the vaccine, nearly 18M have even received two doses.
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If the Franco-French Champions Cup final between Toulouse and La Rochelle in rugby should remain scheduled at Twickenham, the duel between Chelsea and Manchester City should not be played in Istanbul on May 29. The UK government continues to negotiate with UEFA to relocate the Champions League final to Wembley. But according to the latest indiscretions, Lisbon could win the day. The Portuguese capital had already hosted the Final 8 of the C1 in 2020.
In Japan, a poll published in the local press shows strong opposition from the Japanese to the maintenance of the Tokyo Olympics. 59% of those polled demand the cancellation of the Olympic meeting.