The Euro 2020 semi-finals and final will be played in front of more than 60,000 fans at Wembley Stadium following talks between the UK government and UEFA.
According to reports, Budapest could replace Wembley as the venue amid concerns about England’s coronavirus restrictions, while Italy also suggested Rome.
However, an agreement has been reached between the UK government and UEFA to increase attendance at Wembley Stadium to 75 percent for the climax of the European Championship this summer.
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said: “This tournament has been a beacon of hope to reassure people that we are returning to more normal lives and this is another step on the way.
“I am grateful to the Prime Minister and the UK Government for their hard work in reaching these agreements with us to make the finals of the tournament at Wembley a great success.”
The UK government continues to hold discussions with UEFA about exemptions for extra guests and foreign fans for the semi-finals and the final, with public health a top priority.
The Ministry of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport should provide further clarification in the course of this week.
As previously reported by Sky Sports News, UEFA would like the UK quarantine restrictions to be relaxed around the last three games of the tournament, with a 24-hour bubble instead of a mandatory 10-day quarantine (with another negative test for five days reduced). ).
The semi-finals and the finals on July 6th, 7th and 11th will see the biggest crowds at a sporting event in the UK for over 15 months.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said: “The finale promises to be a memorable moment in our national recovery from the pandemic.”
Wembley’s capacity for group matches at Euro 2020 has been reduced to 22,500, while it was announced last week that the round of 16 match on June 29 would be played with at least 40,000 fans.
The games will be part of the government’s fan pilot program alongside major sporting events such as Wimbledon, which will require fans to follow entry requirements for Covid-19, including a negative Covid-19 test or proof of full vaccination 14 days prior to fixing.
FA boss Mark Bullingham said: “It is amazing how much atmosphere the fans have been able to create so far, so having three times as many will be fantastic.
“We have always said that the fans are the lifeblood of the game, so it’s great that so many get the chance to see the tournament finals.”