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Denmark fans but no Welsh to be allowed into Amsterdam for last 16 game

22 Jun 2021 2 minutes Read
Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam. Picture by @cfcunofficial (Chelsea Debs) London (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that Denmark fans will be allowed into the country for the game – while Welsh fans will have to stay at home.

Erik Brogger said that Denmark fans can travel to Amsterdam for the Wales game if they spend less than 12 hours in the Netherlands.

“You can get to football, but you have to plan quite carefully if you do not want to risk being quarantined in a hotel room,” he told a press conference today.

“It should be technically possible, but you have to plan it pretty carefully. For most people, it will probably be better to stay at home. We encourage you to watch the match at home.”

The Netherlands have said they will not be letting Wales fans into the country for this weekend’s tie due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The Welsh Government have said that they will consider applications from local authorities to set up fanzones for this weekend’s Euro2020 last 16 match.

“We have had some guidance from the police in Amsterdam who have told us that they will not be letting Welsh fans into the country,” Health Minister Eluned Morgan said yesterday.

“We would encourage fans to stay here and watch the matches carefully. If local authorities come forward and ask us for the setting up of fan zones we will, as a Government, consider that and publish guidelines for how that could be done in a safe way.

“It is a finely balanced argument. We would rather people watched outdoors and if we could do that in a controlled setting it would be better than people going into each other’s homes.”

Welsh Conservative leader said politicians should intervene as cases were only a little higher in Wales than Denmark.

“If the Dutch Government is allowing Danish fans into Amsterdam for the last-16 match on Saturday, then such an offer should be made to Welsh fans,” he said.

“The Welsh and UK Government should lobby the Dutch and UEFA. It doesn’t seem right.”

The game against Denmark who qualified by beating Russia last night will be played on Saturday, 26th June at the Johan Cruyff Arena, Amsterdam.

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stuart stanton
stuart stanton
2 months ago

The more it stacks up against Wales, the better they will play. All pundits on TV seem to be promoting a ‘sympathy’ vote for Denmark. Okay, but the bloke is at home now, not dead or anything..

hdavies15
hdavies15
2 months ago
Reply to  stuart stanton

…….perhaps he should have been a touch more careful with the old performance enhancement muck…. just thinking out the possibilities. Not the first one to go down that route.

Quornby
Quornby
2 months ago

The English Broadcasting Corporation were gushing about Denmark this morning…. Back in the studio the tall thin guy said that Welsh fans wouldn’t be supporting Denmark with a nervous embarrassed laugh. Can you imagine what would have been said if England were playing the Danes? We don’t just swallow this s**t anymore… It’s not “banter” it’s not even carelessness, it’s a bloody disgrace of the kind that makes me despise the lot of them.

hdavies15
hdavies15
2 months ago
Reply to  Quornby

English dominated BBC studio wonks are all pro-Dane simply because they just can’t stomach the possibility that Wales might just go further than England yet again in these Euros. After all Great Britain is England plus all those other little people who just couldn’t cope without the English there to look after them !

More shades of Little Britain every day.

Huw Davies
Huw Davies
2 months ago
Reply to  Quornby

That was Dan the man with a Welsh mam.

Johnny Gamble
Johnny Gamble
2 months ago

It’s far more of a Risk to allow in Danish supporters.Unlike other stadiums notice how the Danish fan’s were not distanced in Copenhagen.
The 12 hour rule only applies to Danish fan’s traveling to Amsterdam as Denmark is part of The Schengen EU area whereas Wales being part of The UK isn’t.

Gwyneth
Gwyneth
2 months ago

This is all over the newspapers, and they’re all quoting a Danish minister. Have the Dutch said anything? The Dutch rules for Denmark are the same as for the UK as far as I can see, so people travelling from Denmark will have to quarantine on entry into the NLs just the same as someone from Wales. Just because a Danish minister says otherwise doesn’t make it so. It would be nice to see a news outlet actually investigate if this is actually the case rather than just regurgitate someone else’s news.

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