European Football governing body, UEFA has confirmed that only 30 percent of fans will be allowed into stadiums, as long as local laws permits.
Bayern Munchen Super Cup win over Sevilla saw the involvement of fans into the stadium, something UEFA is considering of allowing beginning with the next round of international matches. Away supporters will still not be allowed to attend matches at present.
Speaking in today’s Champions League draw, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin, said;
“Today’s decision is a sensible first step which puts fans’ health first and respects the laws in each country.
“While we all face a common enemy in COVID, different countries have different approaches and different challenges at any given moment.
“This decision allows much more local flexibility to deal with admitting fans than was previously the case, always respecting the assessment of local authorities.
“Twenty-seven countries on the continent already allow fans to some extent. This decision will allow for a coherent approach on a country-by-country basis and not on a competition-by-competition basis which was sometimes difficult to understand for fans.
“In these difficult times, it is important to bring more hope and passion back into the lives of football fans and we urge them to behave appropriately and respect sanitary measures in place for their own health and for the health of their fellow club or national team supporters.”
In terms of the number of substitutions, UEFA said it will still be sticking with it five substitutions by clubs, in all their competitions.