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WHO condemns Euro 2020 final

An early goal and a dramatic finish deliver a championship for Italy, and leave England to wonder, again, how it went wrong. "Devastating" were some of the words used by technical lead Maria Van Kerkhove on Twitter to describe last nights game where Italy won over England already in the penalties time.

WHO condemns Euro 2020 finalfoto: Samuel Regan-Asante
Matilda Andersson
created at: Mon Jul 12 2021| updated at:Fri Sep 24 2021
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"Devastating" were some of the words used by technical lead Maria Van Kerkhove on Twitter to describe last nights game where Italy won over England already in the penalties time. 

An early goal and a dramatic finish deliver a championship for Italy, and leave England to wonder, again, how it went wrong. Italy beat England in a penalty shootout to win the European soccer championship on Sunday, dashing England’s hopes of winning its first major title since the 1966 World Cup and restoring the reputation of an Italian squad that had been humiliated five years ago when it failed to qualify for the World Cup.

Despite the game, a WHO epidemiologist said she had been devastated to watch unmasked crowds singing and shouting at the Euro 2020 soccer final in London on Sunday, expressing concerns that it would spur COVID-19 transmission, including of the Delta variant.

“Am I supposed to be enjoying watching transmission happening in front of my eyes?” she tweeted in the late stages of the match.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson this month defended the decision to allow more than 60,000 people to attend the final, saying it was being hosted in a “careful and controlled manner with testing of everybody who goes there”. He says vaccines have created a “considerable wall of immunity”.

Globally the rate of Covid is raising having been registered an increase of 30% of the cases in Europe last week. 

Even if Sweden keeps a low record of the amount of daily cases, the cases should alarm the population avoiding the prediction that the Delta variant will hit Sweden after summer.

source: Reuters

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