Riverside For England's Final Countdown

Last updated : 07 April 2021 By Three Lions

Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium will host England's two Euro 2020 warm-up matches against Austria and Romania at the beginning of June.

With Wembley being readied for the tournament itself and Covid security being a factor, Gareth Southgate's side will base themselves in an area very familiar to the former 'Boro player and boss.

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The Football Association have stated that the matches, scheduled for Wednesday 2 June and four days later, are currently due to be played behind closed doors but are keeping tabs on a fluid situation in terms of whether spectators will be allowed to attend.

"We'll continue to liaise with relevant authorities and explore the possibility of supporters being in attendance," said a statement from the FA.

"Should it be deemed safe for fans to attend then any ticketing arrangements will be communicated via the FA and not Middlesbrough FC. Both matches will be televised live on ITV."

Just how fluid a situation has been shown by other events this week with Hampden Park given the go-ahead to have 12,000 supporters in attendance at Euro matches (including group games in England's group) and test events in England announced that include an FA Cup semi-final with a 4,000 Wembley capacity.