Wembley set to host 22,500 fans for England group stage matches at Euro 2020

Dan Kilpatrick
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 (AFP via Getty Images)
(AFP via Getty Images)

The Football Association have guaranteed Uefa that 22,500 supporters will be at Wembley for England’s three group-stage matches at the European Championship in June.

The FA remains hopeful that the national stadium could be at least 50 percent full – 45,000 fans – for the semi-finals and final, although they have been given more time to provide a figure.

It comes as spectators at this summer’s big sporting events face using vaccine passports after the UK’s leading sports bodies backed Boris Johnson’s plans in a joint-letter to the Prime Minister and the heads of the other major political parties.

Fans are set to have to prove they have returned a negative coronavirus test or had the vaccine after the leaders of football, rugby, cricket, the All England Club and Silverstone backed vaccine passports to enable the return of crowds without the need for social distancing from June 21.

But in a co-signed letter, they warned that the final scheme must not be discriminatory or infringe on participants’ privacy.

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