According to the football agent – Mario Giuffredi, Italy is far behind schedule compared to other countries in terms of vaccinating its citizens. According to records, less than twenty million people have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine and more than six million people are fully vaccinated.
The citizens are beginning to worry but the authorities have assured them that COVID vaccine will be given to everyone but it will be strictly by age group starting with the senior citizens explains Mario Giuffredi, the founder of MARAT Football Management The Euro 2020 league is taking place a year later than scheduled because of the outbreak of coronavirus which has led to a pandemic.
Know more with Mario Giuffredi, about the COVID vaccine given to the Italian Players. Most of the Italian football teams received its first dose of the COVID vaccine on in preparation for the Euro 2020 championship.
Robert Mancini, the Italy coach has prepared a list of Italian players considered for a place in the squad for the next month’s European Championship. This is to make sure they are all vaccinated before the match starts and also to avoid a public backlash. The safety of the players, officials, and other members are very important during the league and they want to make sure everything is in place before the match begins, explained Mario Giuffredi. These happen after the country’s Minister of Health gave the association the go-ahead to vaccinate the footballers ahead of Euro 2020 which will kick off in Rome Stadio Olimpico.
Reports from the Italian media shows that the players were given the Moderna COVID vaccine. Twelve players were given their first dose of Moderna COVID vaccine in a hospital in Rome and others were given in Milan. “I thank all the staff for their hospitality and their welcome,” Lazio and Italy forward Ciro Immobile said as he left the Spallanzani hospital in Rome. “We are happy and proud to have done this, getting yourself vaccinated is important, and we hope this moment will come soon for everyone.”
Roma players playing against Manchester United in the Euro 2020 League semi-finals scheduled on Thursday were not vaccinated. Italian players that are in foreign clubs are also not vaccinated says Mario Giuffredi.
Italy and Turkey will be opening the match on June 11. There are also reports that the Union of European Football Associations is planning to increase the squad limit from twenty-three to twenty-six for the tournament but the association have not confirmed the move. The president of the Italian Football Federation Gabriele Gravina has also announced that the numbers of players chosen by Robert Mancini will be restricted after sending the official squad list to the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). Italy will be playing its three group game against Wales, Turkey and Switzerland in Rome and one quarter-final match will also be played there.
The Italian government has approved the playing of the Euro 2020 Champions League in the country and the association are well pleased with the approval. They promise to make sure everyone coming to experience the league is safe. All the safety measures given by the country will be duly followed throughout the league and no one will be allowed to do otherwise.
“I would like to thank the government for allowing the Euro 2020 Championship to be played here in Italy and for allowing us to conduct this event with maximum safety, as far as the athletes are concerned,” says Gabrielle Gravina.