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This summer's European Championships will be a tournament like none of its predecessors.

With Covid ripping through the continent a year ago, the tournament had to be postponed last summer – and organisers face huge logistical problems this year.

Games will be played in 11 cities across Europe, with individual countries having their own rules on how many plans are allowed into grounds.

It promises some normality in Romania, where a full capacity crowd will be permitted, but elsewhere games will be played in front of stadiums between a quarter and a half full.

Here we look at the situation in the countries which will be hosting matches in the coming month ahead of the final at Wembley Stadium in London on July 11.

The UK

Wembley awaits for England's opener on Sunday
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For the first three group matches and the first round of 16 maps, Wembley Stadium will be at 25 per cent capacity.

Beyond that, it depends on what happens with the government's lockdown decision.

The stadium will host a semi-final and the final, and by that time crowd restrictions could have been lifted, meaning more supporters can pack in to watch their team play.

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That, however, remains to be seen.

Four games will also be played in Hampden Park in Glasgow, where fans will not be required to show proof of a negative coronavirus test – unlike at Wembley.

After months of heading in the right direction, the coronavirus rate is now ticking up in the UK and sits at 61.8 cases per 100,000 people.


Azerbaijan has made giant strides in recent weeks
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The country that hosts the first two Wales games has made huge strides in recent weeks – with just 68 cases confirmed yesterday.

At the start of last month the number was much higher, with an average of 1,200 cases a day in early May.

Matches will be played at the Baku Olympic Stadium held the 2019 UEFA Europa League final, with an estimated 31,000 fans expected – just under half the capacity.


Around 34,000 fans can watch in Russia
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Latest data reveals that Russia, which has a population of more than 144 million, is recording an average of 9,200 confirmed cases a day.

This has been a slight rise in the past fortnight, with the number of cases falling to 8,000 earlier this month before starting to go up again.

At the moment its Covid rate is 44.3/100,000.

The Krestovsky Stadium in St Petersburg is permitted to be half full by the Russian government.

This means more than 34,000 fans will be able to watch matches in person.

The Netherlands

Four games will be played at the Johan Cryuff Arena
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Latest data reveals the Netherlands has a case rate of 10.3 cases per 100,000, with just under 1,900 people testing positive a day this week.

That's down from a daily average of 7,500 a month ago, so the country is clearly making good progress.

Four games will be played at the impressive Johan Cryuff Arena in Amsterdam with 12,000 fans permitted inside.

In normal times the stadium would host more than 50,000 supporters.


Romania has had some good Covid news
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Romania is now in a good place in terms of the coronavirus.

Each day its recording around 100 cases, which puts it close to the bottom of the European charts for cases per person.

It's coronavirus rate is currently 5.9/100,000 people.

Four games will be played in the country, all in the the Arena Nationala in Bucharest, where 13,000 fans will be let in – a quarter of its usual capacity.


Some 61,000 fans will be welcomed in Hungary
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Hungary has found itself with a strong side this year, but with minimal chances of making much headway in the tournament.

The national team has been placed in the group of death, meaning it has to square off against hotly tipped Portugal, world champions France and four time World Cup winners Germany.

Hungary does have some to cheer about regardless of how poorly things go on the field.

Its coronavirus rate is currently 14.3 – roughly a quarter of that in the UK.

A sizeable 61,000 of the usual 68,000 fans will be welcomed into the Puskas Stadium.


Denmark currently has one of the highest coronavirus rates in Europe
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The Parken Stadium in capital Copenhagen will host one knock-out round match and three from Group B – which consists of Russia, Denmark, Belgium and Finland.

Intrigue in a group made up of chilly European nations is likely to be found with world number one ranked Belgium and tournament first timers Finland.

Denmark currently has one of the highest coronavirus rates in the continent, at 88.3/100,000.

It will allow around 11,000 people into the Parken, which is a bit less than a third of its full capacity.


Just 14,000 fans will be watching in Munich
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Munich, the workman-like centre back of German cities, will host another three of the group of death's games.

How the home country fares is anyone's guess, given their undeniable pedigree but poor form at recent tournaments.

In terms of the coronavirus, Germany currently has a rate of 19.1/100,000.

A little over 14,000 fans will be screaming on their boys in white – a fifth of the usual figure.


The tournament begins in Rome on Friday in front of just 16,000
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When the coronavirus first starting sweeping across Europe's shores, Italy was the country that was hit first and the hardest.

Thousands of people died within the first few months amid disturbing reports of hospitals pushed to the brink.

While the four games to be played in Rome will not symbolise the world's victory over the deadly virus, the situation in Italy is now vastly improved.

It's coronavirus rate is now 24/100,000 and significantly less than 100 people are dying of Covid each day.

The Olimpico Stadium will see 16,000 stream through the turnstiles.


The Stadium La Cartuja will be a third full
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The Stadium La Cartuja Sevilla will play host to four games during the tournament for group E, which is made up of Spain, Sweden, Poland and Slovakia.

Spain is not the team it was ten years ago but has a good chance of progressing with a side less-crammed with household names than usual.

Its coronavirus rate is fairly high at the moment, at 58.8/100,000.

The stadium's capacity has been cut to a third of its usual 60,000.