The semi-finals and final of Euro 2020 will be held in front of more than 60,000 fans at Wembley following talks held between the UK government and UEFA.
Reports had indicated Budapest was under consideration to replace England’s national stadium amid concerns around England’s coronavirus restrictions, while Italy also put forward Rome.
However, an agreement has been reached between the UK government and UEFA to increase the attendance at Wembley to 75 per cent capacity for the climax of this summer’s pan-European staging of the Euros.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said: “This tournament has been a beacon of hope to reassure people that we are returning to a more normal way of life and this is a further step along that road.
“I am grateful to the Prime Minister and the UK government for their hard work in finalising these arrangements with us, to make the tournament final stages a great success in Wembley.”
The semi-finals and final on July 6, 7 and 11 respectively will see the largest crowds assembled at a sporting event in the UK in over 15 months.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said: “The finals promise to be an unforgettable moment in our national recovery from the pandemic.”
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