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The Israeli Football Association has offered to host games in the Champions League, Europa League and European Championship. The association announced that President Oren Hasson had forwarded this proposal to UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin "if the contagion rate in May and June does not allow games with spectators in Europe".
Ceferin have "given assurances that the offer will be examined and that it is definitely an option to have games in Israel". Unlike most other European countries, Israel has already vaccinated a large part of its population.
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Even fans should be able to be present at the games, as a spokesman for the association of Bild confirmed: "Local fans can certainly be there. For we will be working on a concept for fans from outside, "he said with regard to possible European Championship games in June.
Currently, the hosting of the international club competition games is causing a lack of understanding. In order to circumvent entry restrictions, for example, the games of RB Leipzig (against Liverpool FC) and Borussia Mönchengladbach (against Manchester City) take place in Budapest, TSG Hoffenheim even moves to Spain against Molde.
The European championship (June 11th to July 11th), which has been postponed by a year, should continue to take place in twelve cities across the continent, the final in London, a hotspot of the Corona mutation. Ceferin has recently been optimistic that he will be able to stick to this plan. The audience question should be clarified in April.
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