‘Confident of staging Euro 2020 final at Wembley’ – UK government

The Puskas Arena in Budapest was deemed as a potential replacement for Wembley

Wembley Stadium
Wembley Stadium ( Image Credit: Twitter)

Of late there have been reports of UEFA Euro 2020 final moving out of Wembley to Budapest due to COVID-19 issues. However, UK Prime Minister’s Boris Johnson’s spokesperson has hinted at there will no change in the venue of the final. While there is no official confirmation from UEFA or the government, It is learnt that a deal is about to strike between the government and Football Association that would allow up to 2500 VIPs to be present in the stadium in the final with some restrictions in place.

“ UEFA, the English FA and the English authorities are working closely together successfully to stage the semi-finals and the final of Euro 2020 in Wembley and there are no plans to change the venue for those games,” said a statement from European football’s governing body.

Despite hinting that the final will not move out of Wembley, the spokesperson declined to confirm whether an agreement has already been made with UEFA.

“ We are looking forward to putting on fantastic semi finals and finals at Wembley and will do safely and securely,” he said.

The Puskas Arena in Budapest was deemed as a potential replacement for Wembley while Italy Prime Minister Maro Draghi suggested that Rome could also stage the marquee event. The highly contagious Indian Delta variant of COVID-19 has fuelled a spike in new cases in Britain and forced the government to delay reopenings.

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