WEMBLEY STADIUM AWARDED EURO 2020 FINAL

Venues across Europe have been selected to host the 2020 European Championships, with Wembley being awarded the showpiece fixture.

The England national stadium will host the final and the two semi-finals of the tournament, beating Germany’s Allianz Arena to the privilege.

Munich will instead host a quarter-final game along with group-stage matches. Baku (Azerbaijan), Saint Petersburg (Russia) and Rome (Italy) have also been awarded a last-eight fixture.

Scotland’s Hampden Park, Netherlands’ Amsterdam Arena and Ireland’s Aviva Stadium are among other successful candidates that bid for the chance to stage matches, while Spain, Romania, Hungary, Belgium and Denmark will also host games.

"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,” said Football Association chairman Greg Dyke.

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

Posted on 22/09/2014