Wednesday, July 28

Euro 2020 final: history and curiosities of Wembley, the stadium where the final will be

The final party of the Euro 2020, the first to be played in different countries simultaneously, will take place this Sunday, July 11 at the mythical stadium of Wembley from London and will have two historical teams and world champions as Italy e England.

This majestic venue that was redesigned, built and reopened to the public in 2007. It is the home of the English National Team and also serves to host the finals of the FA Cup, League Cup and Community Shield tournaments. Its total capacity is 90 thousand spectators.

Its construction cost € 1,097 million euros and its architect is Norman Foster. It replaced the original Wembley which was opened in 1923 and demolished in 2002. The 2011, 2013 and 2023 UEFA Champions League finals were played in the new stadium. It also hosted the Olympic football of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

So far, seven challenges of this Euro have been played in “La Casa del Fútbol” and their capacity in the capacity has varied. In the three games of England in Group D entered entered 25% (22,500). Then the round of 16 duels were played: Italy-Austria and England-Germany, in which 45,000 spectators entered.

In the semi-finals and final of Euro 2020 the British government confirmed the considerable increase in the percentage of its capacity. It will be 75%, which represents a capacity of 60 thousand fans.

England will be well animated, while the Italians have already made their arrangements to travel to London to experience the final with the Azzurra.

Wembley Stadium where the final of the Euro / EFE will be played

Venue of the 1966 World Cup final and Euro 1996

The greatest and greatest memory of English football was the 1966 World Cup, the only one so far that the selection of the three lions has been able to win. In that edition of the World Cup, Wembley hosted nine games: five in the group stage, one in the quarter-finals, one in the semi-finals, the match for third place and the final England vs. Federal Germany.

At Euro 1996 they hosted England’s three games in the group stage against Switzerland, Scotland and the Netherlands. It then hosted the England vs. Spain quarterfinals and England vs. Germany of the semifinals that was defined on penalties. And it closed with the final of June 30, 1996 between Germany and the Czech Republic.

Matches played at Wembley in Euro 2020

Sunday June 13, 2021 – Group D: England v Croatia

Friday June 18, 2021 – Group D: England v Scotland

Tuesday June 22, 2021 – Group D: Czech Republic v England

Saturday June 26, 2021 – Round of 16: Italy v Austria

Tuesday June 29, 2021 – Round of 16: England v Germany

Tuesday July 6, 2021 – Semifinal 1: Italy – Spain

Wednesday 7 July 2021 – Semifinal 2: England v Denmark

Sunday, July 11, 2021 – Final: Italy – England

These have been the venues of all the finals of the European Championship

1960 – Parc des Princes, Paris (France)

1964 – Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Madrid (Spain)

1968 – Olympic Stadium, Rome (Italy)

1972 – King Baudouin, Brussels (Belgium)

1976 – FK Crvena zvezda Stadium, Belgrade (Yugoslavia, hoy Serbia)

1980 – Olympic Stadium, Rome (Italy)

1984 – Park of the Princes, Paris (France)

1988 – Olympiastadion, Munich (Germany)

1992 – Ullevi, Gothenburg (Sweden)

1996 – Wembley Stadium, Londres (Inglaterra)

2000 – Feijenoord Stadium, Rotterdam (Holland)

2004 – Sport Lisboa e Benfica Stadium, Lisbon (Portugal)

2008 – Ernst Happel Stadium, Viena (Austria)

2012 – NSK Olimpiyskyi, Kiev (Ucrania)

2016 – Stade de France, Saint-Denis (Francia).

Read also: Hands up, Denmark: controversial penalty led England to the final of Euro 2020 [Video]

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