UEFA Rules Force England U21s To Board Team Bus For 130 Metre Journey Between Hotel And Stadium (Video)

Chris Wright

22nd, June 2015


By Chris Wright


Just when you were thinking football’s top brass couldn’t make themselves look any more ludicrous, something happens that reminds you we’re dealing with a special breed of stupid here.

To wit, UEFA protocol demands that all teams arrive for UEFA-sanctioned matches on their official coaches. Because reasons.

As such, before their recent Euro U21 Championship tie against Sweden at the Androv Stadium in Olomouc, England’s younglings were faced with a mammoth journey from their team hotel – an odysseian trek of almost 130 metres.

However, rules being rules, they still had to load up the bus and clamber aboard to toddle around the corner – quite literally.

Thankfully, Independent journalist Sam Wallace was on hand to capture the whole ridiculous kerfuffle in travelogue form…


UEFA, of course, being a “socially responsible” organisation that prides itself on its commitment to “protecting, sustaining and restoring the environment“.

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  1. Greg says:

    Apparently it was England’s idea, with Gareth Southgate even humorously remarking that they’ve “had a good team talk on the bus”.

  2. Patrick says:

    It’s for player Safety, in case some NutJob of a fan decides to have a go at the player coaches as they walked to and from the stadium, better safe than sorry.

  3. PetrovskyKSC says:

    Czech people cannot be trusted. Especially not those hanging around in the ponorka bar in olomouc.

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