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Due Of Covid Increases In Europe There Will Be No Traveling Fans For The September Internationals

Due to coronavirus fears, FIFA and UEFA have advised national associations that travelling fans will not be permitted to attend international matches in the coming months.
Early September will see the start of European World Cup qualifying, less than two months after Italy defeated England to win Euro 2020.
As part of their Group I triple-header, England will visit Hungary and Poland, with thousands of fans registering to attend the matches in Budapest and Warsaw.
After notification from FIFA and UEFA, England fans would not be able to go to abroad qualifiers (Jacob King/PA) (PA Wire). But, the Football Association has confirmed that there will be no visiting supporters.
“Following long conversations with the appropriate stakeholders, we have gained clarity from FIFA and UEFA regarding visiting supporters for our next away encounters against Hungary and Poland,” the FA wrote in a statement to fans.
“We regret to tell you that no visiting fans will be permitted to attend either of these matches.”
As a result, the FA will not be given a ticket allocation to sell to its members.
“This decision applies to all international fixtures scheduled for September, and it will be considered again for games scheduled for October and November.” Scotland will also be on the road twice in September, for World Cup qualifiers against Denmark and Austria, and Northern Ireland will play a qualifier in Lithuania before a friendly in Estonia.
After a friendly against Finland, Wales has a qualifier in Belarus, while Portugal hosts the Republic of Ireland in a qualifier.
“FIFA and UEFA have been closely watching the progress of the pandemic in Europe ahead of the UEFA preliminary tournament matches for the FIFA World Cup 2022, which will take place in the next September international window,” football’s world and European governing bodies wrote in a letter addressed to national organizations.
“Due to recent Covid-19 surges across Europe, as well as the vast number of matches to be played during the September international window, it has been agreed to adopt the same methodology to all matches (i.e. the same strategy as decided by the UEFA executive committee on 14 June 2021).”
three matchdays) of the UEFA preliminary competition for the FIFA World Cup 2022, as well as friendly matches taking place within that international window, therefore prioritizing the safety of all those involved in these unpredictable times.”

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