The absence of an audience not only Spanish, but also Italian and Danish from the semifinals of the Eurocup which will be held on Tuesday (Italy-Spain) and Wednesday (England-Denmark) at Wembley, motivated by the harsh restrictions of the British government due to the pandemic, has raised a great controversy. Yesterday the matter was discussed in the Sanhedrin of Carrusel Deportivo de la Cadena SER. And UEFA’s position was harshly criticized.
Although it was started from the fact of recognizing that in the group stage, playing at home has favored some teams more than others, for example Spain, which played its three games at the La Cartuja stadium in Seville, there was talk of UEFA’s “lack of waistline”, an issue that can be easily remedied, such as changing headquarters.
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Especially critical of UEFA was Mario Torrejón: “Can not be. It is a shame that UEFA has not had a waistline. That in a semi-final and a final, in which of the four classified, in three he will not be able to travel his hobbies, and there are other more or less simple solutions, there are other venues prepared, other countries where they are living better with the pandemic, and that a change could have been made, not made. Because wanting is power “.
In open debate all agreed that the implanted model was not the appropriate one in a year still marked by the pandemic: “It was a bad start. It was not the year and the conditions were not in place, but once we are here it could have been solved. Days have passed since the quarterfinal matches were played and there was plenty of time so that the semifinals and final, if it was impossible for there to be an audience, could have been played elsewhere. Because this is supported by the fans and seeing the cities and the streets as I saw the streets of Saint Petersburg does not do the competition any good … “
“The most privileged by this situation England because they have played all except yesterday, in the Olympic of Rome (…) You adulterate the competition at the moment a selection can have its audience. It’s a crazy format; responds to the collection nature of UEFA “, Torrejón concluded.