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Wembley in line for MORE Euro 2020 games as a reward from UEFA for killing off European Super League


Wembley in line for MORE Euro 2020 matches as UEFA thanks the FA for its help in getting Prince William and Boris to help torpedo the breakaway European Super League

  • The Telegraph reports Wembley will pick up matches due to be staged in Dublin 
  • English football was critical is stopping the European Super League in its tracks
  • FA chief executive Mark Bullingham mobilised Prince William and Boris Johnson
  • UEFA executive committee due to decide which cities will host matches  

England is set to pick up more Euro 2020 matches with Dublin expected to lose its games because it cannot host a minimum number of fans.

According to The Telegraph, UEFA will give some of Ireland’s four matches to England, with others going to countries that have offered even greater capacities in their stadiums.

FA chief executive Mark Bullingham recruited Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince William in the fight against the European Super League

FA chief executive Mark Bullingham recruited Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince William in the fight against the European Super League

The move comes as UEFA has expressed gratitude to the FA after its chief executive, Mark Bullingham, mobilised Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince William, in the fight against the ill-conceived breakaway Super League.

The Prime Minister had threatened to drop a ‘legislative bomb’  on the six English clubs involved in the plan, which included Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Tottenham and Arsenal.

While, Prince William, the president of the FA, had warned of ‘the damage it risks causing to the game we love’. 

UEFA’s executive committee is expected to decide tomorrow on which countries will host matches in the tournament, which takes place in June and July.

Of the 12 host cities, nine are already confirmed, but Bilbao, Munich and Dublin had all asked for more time to confirm fan numbers.

UEFA wants stadiums to host at least 25 per cent of their capacity .

It is understood Dublin is struggling to assure the European football governing body that it will have that at the Aviva Stadium. 

The stadium is scheduled to host three games in Group E and a round of 16 match. 

Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday: ‘We’re just very cautious… We just think June is too soon. I think if they continue to insist on that (having 25% of the stadium full), it’ll be hard for it to go ahead quite frankly, which is unfortunate,’ 

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has earned the gratitude of UEFA for opposing the Super League

Prince William also spoke out against the breakaway league

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Prince William both spoke out against the European Super League in support of the FA, which has earned the gratitude of UEFA

Memories of Euro 96 have been revived with the return of crowds to Wembley for Euro 2020

Memories of Euro 96 have been revived with the return of crowds to Wembley for Euro 2020

Wembley looks set to benefit, with UEFA reportedly looking to reward other countries too, which have committed to large numbers of fans. 

Manchester was considered as an option for hosting additional matches here, but City and United are both planning major repairs to their pitches or grounds.

Wembley is already due to host seven matches in Euro 2020, including England’s group games, a round of 16 tie, both semi finals and the final on July 11. 

Sportsmail understands that Bilbao in Spain is also struggling to host its matches and an alternative location is being considered. Seville in the south west of the country is an option.  

Fans in England will have the chance to watch Euro 2020 matches at Wembley this summer

Fans in England will have the chance to watch Euro 2020 matches at Wembley this summer 



Source DailyMail

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