Wembley To Stage Euro 2020 Final


England has won the right to host the final and semi-finals of Euro 2020.

London's Wembley Stadium will stage the climax of the European Championship, the first time a major football tournament has been held in England since Euro 96.

Uefa's executive committee awarded the final to Wembley ahead of Munich's Allianz Arena at a meeting in Geneva.

Uefa also announced that Scotland and Ireland will host matches, but there was bitter disappointment for Wales who missed out in their bid for games at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.

Uefa is staging the tournament in 13 cities across Europe to mark the 60th anniversary of the first European Championships.

Glasgow's Hampden Park and Dublin's Aviva Stadium will both hold three group games and a last-16 game.

The quarter-finals and three group matches will be held in Munich, Baku, Rome and St Petersburg. The other host cities, which will hold three group games and a last-16 game, are Copenhagen, Bucharest, Amsterdam, Bilbao, Budapest and Brussels.

Germany withdrew Munich's bid just before the vote leaving the field clear for London, Uefa has revealed, and Wembley's selection for the final was made by acclamation.

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke said: "We are delighted - it's nice to win one! Wembley is a great stadium and we are delighted to be holding the finals of this tournament.

"Wembley has been completely rebuilt since 1996 and is it a wonderful stadium."

Dyke also praised Uefa for the idea of hosting the tournament across 13 cities in Europe.

He added: "It struck me what a good idea this is - look at all these capital cities hosting."