FA chief executive Mark Bullingham believes Wembley’s hosting of Euro 2020 matches went ‘very well’ despite final violence

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Mark Bullingham with the Duke of Cambridge (The FA via Getty Images)
Mark Bullingham with the Duke of Cambridge (The FA via Getty Images)

FA chief executive Mark Bullingham believes Wembley’s hosting of Euro 2020 matches was overall a success.

There was trouble for Sunday’s Euro 2020 final between England and Italy at the national stadium, with ticketless supporters storming barriers and turnstiles to gain entry into the ground.

Family and friends of England players were among those affected by the distressing scenes, while Formula 1 driver Lando Norris was mugged and had a £40,000 watch stolen.

The FA will carry out a full review and investigation into the events at Wembley, working in collaboration with the police, the Greater London Authority, the Safety Advisory Group and tournament delivery stakeholders.

The scenes on Sunday marred the end to the tournament, but overall Bullingham believes Wembley were successful in hosting eight matches during Euro 2020.

“I think the overall feedback we’ve had from UEFA and everyone else involved in international football is that we, along with the other host countries, have done a brilliant job at hosting a tournament through a pandemic,” Bullingham told ITV.

“We’ve had eight games at Wembley which by and large have gone very, very well.

“Of course things on Sunday night were upsetting, but overall in terms of the tournament things have been a success.”

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