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‘Satisfied and happy’ – Martin Kallen on UEFA EURO 2020’s first week | Inside UEFA

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‘We’re seeing excellent matches’

“General, we’re happy with the organisation,” Kallen advised journalists on the briefing, earlier than happening to deal with different subjects to mark the top of the primary set of group stage matches. “Issues are working effectively at all the eleven venues – we should not have quite a lot of points on the organisational facet. On the footballing facet, I feel we’re seeing excellent matches.”

Martin Kallen on spectators

“We’re very blissful that spectators have been in a position to return. It’s a really massive distinction for the sport to have spectators within the stadium – it’s a completely completely different ambiance, we might see this on the eleven venues, particularly with the [100%] crowd [for the match between Hungary and Portugal] in Budapest. We’re happy with the attendances, as a result of it’s a very troublesome matter for everyone for the second. To go to a match, it is advisable do quite a lot of logistics – PCR assessments, antigen assessments … however folks nonetheless wish to see the matches. Within the circumstances, we’re blissful.

“A lot of the spectators are utilizing public transport. Our EURO 2020 app is a very good product, and the spectators are utilizing it as a way of knowledge.”

A median of 76% of spectators are utilizing public transport to get to the stadium, with as much as 93% in Budapest.

As well as, the EURO 2020 app is the highest European app in a number of European markets (#1 downloaded app within the UK market; #2 in Hungary; #3 in Denmark; #5 in Italy; #6 in Germany) – a variety of between 30% and 75% of spectators throughout the primary 12 matches have downloaded the app and are actively utilizing it on their matchday.

Martin Kallen on host metropolis fanzones

“So far, [over] 217,000 folks have gone to fanzones [where there are fanzones]. We’re happy with what now we have been in a position to put in place with the host cities.”

Martin Kallen on Christian Eriksen

The Danish midfielder is recovering after receiving emergency medical therapy throughout Denmark’s match in opposition to Finland final Saturday.

“We’re very blissful that he’s getting higher, and that his well being is [improving].

“From our facet, we felt that we dealt with the case effectively. There have been discussions on a number of choices. The groups, along with the referee, determined that the best choice was to play the match that evening. It was a typical resolution between the groups and the referee.”

Martin Kallen on vaccinated gamers

“We all know that sure groups have vaccinated most of their gamers … lots of the groups haven’t began vaccinating the gamers as a result of the time was too quick between leaving their golf equipment and the beginning of the match.”

Martin Kallen on gamers taking the knee earlier than matches

“We’re open to gamers taking the knee…we respect that.”

UEFA statements

UEFA issued two statements on the media briefing:

Benjamin Pavard

Concussion case involving the French participant throughout Tuesday’s match in opposition to Germany

“UEFA has obtained detailed info from the French FA medical crew on the course of occasions and is happy that the actions taken by the medical crew have been in keeping with the concussion protocol. Based on the reviews that we obtained from the crew physician, it appears that evidently a lack of consciousness didn’t happen. The crew physician didn’t discover any cause to suspect a concussion both on the pitch or after thorough evaluation made by a famend specialist on this area in later follow-up. The participant will nonetheless proceed to be intently monitored over the approaching days.

“All 24 groups dedicated to observe the suggestions of the UEFA Concussion Constitution earlier than the beginning of the match and the duty for decision-making stays with the crew physician. If the crew physician has any doubts about unconsciousness or indicators of concussion, he ought to take away the participant from the sphere. The crew physician is the ONLY one that can take the choice for the participant to remain on the pitch or be substituted. The crew physician’s resolution should at all times be revered, even when the participant or the coach believes that the participant is match to proceed.”

More on the EURO 2020 concussion charterMore on the concussion awareness campaign

Removing of bottles

Instances of gamers eradicating bottles in entrance of them at press conferences

“UEFA has reminded collaborating groups that partnerships are integral to the supply of the match and to making sure the event of soccer throughout Europe, together with for youth and ladies.”

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