Euro 2020: Wales defender Chris Gunter calls tournament format ‘a joke’

Chris Gunter, who started Wales' 1-0 defeat against Italy in Rome, famously made a chin-up gesture to Welsh fans following Euro 2016 defeat to England

Defender Chris Gunter has criticised the “joke set-up” of Euro 2020 after Wales’ last-16 exit against Denmark. After playing their first two tournament games in Azerbaijan, Wales faced Italy in Rome before meeting the Danes in Amsterdam.

While three of their four opponents were backed by a significant number of fans, only a handful of Wales supporters were able to attend matches. “Every nation had fans wherever they went,” Gunter wrote on social media. “[But Wales did not] apart from the 350 who broke government rules and bank accounts to be there.

“You and us deserved more from this joke set-up of a tournament, but who said life was fair. “Have a cry, but then smile that we were dining at the top table yet again.” Uefa has been asked to comment.


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