What happened in football today: June 8, 2021

Fans can use vaccine passport at Wembley European Games

Fans attending Euro 2020 group stage matches at Wembley Stadium will be admitted after showing a ‘vaccination passport’, proving they received a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine more than two weeks before the start. match, UEFA announced on Tuesday.

This complements the existing system whereby attendees must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test in order to gain entry.

Tuesday’s announcement revealed a way to enter the games without testing negative – proof of full vaccination, demonstrated by the NHS app or via Scottish or Welsh vaccination registry services. Both doses must have been received at least 14 days before the game.

Swedes Kulusevski and Svanberg test positive for COVID-19

Dejan Kulusevski will not be available for Sweden’s Euro 2020 opener against Spain after testing positive for COVID-19 – while Matthias Svanberg has also released a positive test.

The Juventus winger has been left behind in Stockholm with the rest of the Swedish squad traveling to Gothenburg for the final part of their preparation for this summer’s European Championship. They will face Spain next Monday in their first group stage match.

Svanberg traveled with the rest of the team to Gothenburg. But he was ruled out by the team doctor and left training after testing positive.

Donny van de Beek will miss Euro 2020 due to injury

Donny van de Beek will miss Euro 2020 through injury, the Dutch FA announced on Tuesday morning.

The Manchester United midfielder has withdrawn from the Dutch squad and coach Frank de Boer won’t call a replacement.

Although he was pictured training with the team ahead of the tournament, Van de Beek did not feature in any of the Netherlands’ European Championship warm-up matches – a 2-2 draw against Scotland last week and a 3-0 win over Georgia on Sunday.

Joe Montemurro named head coach of Juventus Women

Joe Montemurro has been appointed head coach of Juventus Women, effective July 1.

Montemurro confirmed his departure from Arsenal Women in March, after three and a half years in north London.

The Australian takes over what is already a very successful side from Juventus who were recently crowned Italian champions.

Debbie Hewitt named first FA president

The FA has nominated Debbie Hewitt to be its next chairwoman, with her appointment taking effect from January 2022.

When she takes over next year, Hewitt will be the first president in the organization’s 158-year history.

She was the unanimous choice of the seven-person panel, led by FA non-executive director Kate Tinsley and including Derby County coach Liam Rosenior, and her appointment will be ratified at the next FA Council meeting. July 22.

Hewitt replaces Greg Clarke, who resigned last November after making a series of offensive remarks at a Department for Culture, Media and Sport committee hearing.

Ben White: Southampton rejected for Euro 2020

Brighton’s Ben White has replaced Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold in Gareth Southgate’s 26-man Euro 2020 squad after suffering an injury in England’s friendly against Austria.

Athleticism looked at how White went from being released by Southampton aged 16 to representing his country at a major tournament this summer.

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