Euro 2020: Wembley to stage extra knockout game in tournament after Dublin dropped as host city by UEFA

Wembley Stadium will stage an additional Euro 2020 last-16 match which was originally due to be staged in Dublin, a UEFA Exco committee decided on Friday, after Ireland’s government was unable to assure organisers that the Aviva Stadium would be at least a quarter full for its four scheduled games.

England could play their first four matches of the finals at Wembley if they win Group D, before moving to Rome for the quarter-finals.

The semi-finals and final are also due to be played at the London venue.

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Dublin’s group matches have been reassigned to St Petersburg, with UEFA later confirming the switch.

The Irish capital has been unable to provide minimum capacity assurances to UEFA and has been stripped of hosting rights.

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Bilbao’s four matches have been switched to Seville, while Munich has now provided guarantees that at least 14,500 fans will be able to attend each of the four matches it is hosting, including a quarter-final on July 2.

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