UEFA ban families from visiting England players at their St George’s Park base during Euro 2020
UEFA have banned families from visiting England players at St George’s Park during the European Championship.
Gareth Southgate was hoping to give family members access to the team’s Burton base but the England boss has now revealed UEFA is against the decision.
He said: ‘We’re not going to be able to let people in. There’s a clear edict from UEFA on what the bubbles need to look like to be as secure as we can make them.
‘It’s never going to be 100 per cent failsafe but we’ve got to comply with as much as we can.’
However, the England boss fears that may not even be possible, adding: ‘It’d be a preference for us if we can, but that’s constantly being assessed.
We’ve got to monitor not only our own situation but where we are as a country, what are the variants, what the Government guidelines are.
‘So we hope to do that and we’re working towards that, but it is going to be limited access, which we have to accept is going to be harder for some players to cope with than for others.
‘You know everybody’s going to react to that and respond to that differently.’