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4 thousand fans attend the FA Cup semi-finals at Wembley



Fans return to Wembley Stadium for the FA Cup semi-final between Leicester and Southampton, where 4,000 locals were allowed to attend the match on April 18.


Sky Sport confirmed that the FA Cup semi-final between Leicester and Southampton on April 18th will be held as a test event for the return of fans to the stadiums; Neither club will allow fans to attend, but 4,000 locals from the Wembley area will attend later this month.


The match continues to be run as a test event for the return of the crowd once the lockdown restrictions are eased due to the Coronavirus, but neither Leicester nor Southampton are allowed their fans in the match.


Fans have been banned from attending sports stadiums across England since the grading system was scrapped in December.


For his part, Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed earlier plans to ease restrictions step by step across the country at one time, and not on a regional basis.


Culture Minister Oliver Dowden said he was "optimistic and optimistic" that "more than 10,000 fans will be allowed to attend matches in England during the final stages of the European Championships this summer."


The postponed final match is set to take place nearly three weeks after the remaining lockdown restrictions are lifted in England.


However, this does not guarantee that the sports stadiums and arenas will be able to operate to their full capacity, with further restrictions imposed.


While the roadmap to exit the lockdown in England allowed for the resumption of popular outdoor sports on Monday, the third step of easing restrictions on May 17 at the earliest would allow stadiums to open 25 per cent with a maximum capacity of 10,000 spectators, and the current plan is permission to lift all restrictions Imposed on social media on June 21.


Wembley will host seven matches at the European Championship 2020, including the semi-finals on 6 and 7 July and the final on 11 July.

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