FA optimistic about Wembley hosting Euro 2020 final




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Football is confident Wembley’s chances staging Euro 2020 final and has not ruled out possibility hosting Euro 2028.
FA general secretary, Alex Horne hopes England’s national stadium could stage semi-finals and final in six years.
Munich’s Allianz Arena is  only other contender and Horne feels the chances are boosted by Germany’s focus on a bid for Euro 2024.
“We’re really confident with our bid,” Horne said.
“We know what the Germans have been saying. We know they’re thinking about 2024, but nothing has been confirmed.”[eap_ad_2]
Asked about the prospects hosting the tournament in full 14 years , he added: “I wouldn’t rule out looking at 2028.”
Euro 2020 be held in 13 cities, with the semi-finals and final played at the same stadium.
Winning bids be announced on 19 September and Horne believes one of Dublin, Glasgow and Cardiff could miss out on hosting group games.
Euro 96 was the last tournament staged in England, while the country also hosted the 1966 World Cup.
The revamped Wembley opened in 2007 and staged the final in 2011 and 2013.
Horne feels Germany are concentrating heavily on 2024 and added: “I’m not going to dwell on their politics. I’m expecting they’re not going to push very hard, to put another way.
“They’ve made very clear they 2024 and they’re going to have a go at 2024, so they’re not going to be pushing hard for the semi-finals and final.”   (BBC Sport)[eap_ad_3]