NEWS
Saturday May 1 2021
Potential Euro 2020 players to be vaccinated

It’s reported Roberto Mancini has drawn up a list of 35 players who could be at Euro 2020 and they will receive COVID vaccinations from Monday.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the coach prepared the extended list so that they can all be fully vaccinated in time for the tournament.

It kicks off on June 11 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome with Italy hosting Turkey.

This is inevitably going to cause controversy, because Italy is lagging well behind schedule in terms of vaccinating the general population.

Many older and vulnerable residents have not yet received their jab, so under six million have been fully vaccinated, with under 20 million receiving their first dose.

After CONMEBOL ordered all players at the Copa America receive their vaccine, UEFA are not going to be quite so strict, but are encouraging vaccinations to ensure the tournament can go ahead as planned.

The report in the Gazzetta states Astra Zeneca will not be used, as it has a six-week period between doses, so it is more likely to be the Moderna, which has a gap of just three weeks.