Extra Euro Clash For Wembley

Last updated : 24 April 2021 By Three Lions

Wembley Stadium will host an additional last-16 tie at the delayed Euro 2020 tournament after the re-allocation of matches due to be played in Dublin after guarantees could not be given that spectators would be allowed to attend games in Ireland due to Covid restrictions.

England were already scheduled to play their three Group D matches on home soil but will now remain at Wembley for the last 16 if they finish ahead of Croatia, Czech Republic and Scotland.

A place in the quarter-finals will mean temporarily jetting away but both semi-finals and the final itself will be in London.

Steps leading up to Wembley Stadium

Wembley will operate at 25% capacity for the group stages, meaning 22,500 fans in attendance, and is hopeful of an increase as the tournament goes on.

FA chief executive Mark Bullingham said this week: "We have got until 2 June to tell then (Uefa) what our numbers can be for the round of 16, semi-finals and final.

"Our hope is that we will be 50% full for those games."

For Gareth Southgate, presumably, the prospect of an extra few days without travelling and another game on familiar soil will be an extra incentive to finish top of the group.