Uefa warns teams could be fined if they move drinks at news conferences

“Uefa has reminded participating teams that partnerships are integral to the delivery of the tournament and to ensuring the development of football across Europe, including for youth and women,” tournament organisers said on Thursday.

Uefa’s Euro 2020 tournament director Martin Kallen said players were contractually obliged “through their federation of the tournament regulations to follow”.

Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo removed two bottles of Coca-Cola and encouraged people to drink water. France midfielder Pogba, a practicing Muslim, discreetly removed a bottle of Heineken beer. Italy’s Manuel Locatelli also replaced Coca-Cola with water.

“We are never fining players directly from the Uefa side, we will do this always through the participating national association and then they could look if they will go further to the player, but we are not going directly for the moment to the player,” Kallen said.

“We have the regulations signed by the participating federations.”

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