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Parliament "moves" to Germany, Spanish media: Rama suspended the works for ministers to attend Euro 2024

Parliament "moves" to Germany, Spanish media: Rama suspended the works

UEFA and German authorities are preparing for more than 50,000 Albania fans to attend Saturday's Euro 2024 match against Italy in Dortmund, sources told ESPN, in what will be the largest traveling contingent of any team other than the host country.

And such is the interest in the game in the Balkan country, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has suspended the country's parliament for 10 days to enable over 100 ministers and parliamentarians to participate in the team's group B matches against Italy, Croatia and Spain.

Although Signal Iduna Park, Borussia Dortmund's home stadium, regularly holds over 81,000 spectators for the club's matches, the venue will have a reduced capacity of 62,000 during Euro 2024 and UEFA sources have said that a large number of tickets neutral section for the opening match of Group B are taken. bought by Albanian fans.

Many Albanian residents in Germany have bought tickets for the country's first major tournament appearance since Euro 2016, while reigning European champions Italy are expected to be supported by fewer than 10,000 fans due to the vast majority of tickets bought by Albanian fans.

More than 100,000 Scotland fans are expected in Germany during the tour, while sources have said that England, Holland and Poland will also be followed in large numbers by traveling fans.

And Turkey's Group F matches against Georgia, Portugal and the Czech Republic will all be dominated by large numbers of Turkish fans because Germany is home to over 7 million people of Turkish heritage.


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