Germany has called on the British government and UEFA to cut the number of supporters allowed into Wembley for the remaining matches of Euro 2020.
The German government raised alarm bells over the increasing spread of the Delta coronavirus variant across the UK.
“I find it irresponsible that tens of thousands of people gather in confined spaces in countries classed at risk because of the highly contagious Delta variant” as is the case in Britain, Germany’s interior and sports minister Horst Seehofer warned.
The German statements came just a few days before the England-Germany match where some 45,000 spectators, around 50% of the stadium’s capacity, are scheduled to attend.
The UK has been under the spotlight given rising numbers of new coronavirus cases with the Delta variant.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has expressed her concern over the Euro 2020 tournament, her government calling for crowds at British stadiums hosting matches to be reduced.
In turn, Hong Kong added the UK to a list of “extremely high-risk” countries.
The decision means people coming from the UK can no longer travel to Hong Kong.
Many countries have restricted travel from the UK because of the spread of the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2.
Travellers from Britain are now required to show proof of their vaccination. For those who have not been vaccinated, they must produce a negative RT PCR test report.
The variant is more transmissible than others and was first identified in India, but it has spread rapidly in the UK.