Why is England vs Italy at Molineux instead of Wembley? | The Sun

ENGLAND are set to take on Italy in a repeat of the Euro 2020 final.

Generations of fans will remember England's valiant penalty defeat at Wembley in last year's showpiece.

However, they face the Azzurri in very different surroundings this weekend, with the match being held at Molineux.


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Why is England vs Italy at Molineux instead of Wembley?

One of the reasons England vs Italy is at Molineux is because the FA have been banned by Uefa from selling any tickets.

The Three Lions were handed a stadium ban for crowd trouble in the Euro 2020 final against the Italians.

However, thanks to a change in Uefa rules, three thousand children have been invited to watch the match.

And following Uefa's decision, the FA decided to lease Wembley out for the Capital Radio's Summertime Ball on the Sunday.

England will also play at Molineux against Hungary at home on Tuesday night.

This match will be played in front of a full crowd with tickets sold as normal.

What has been said?

England boss Gareth Southgate told the FA website in February: “While Wembley is our home, we very much enjoy taking the squad on the road where possible, particularly in the run up to a major tournament.

“2022 promises to be an exciting adventure for England fans and it is great that one of English football’s famous stadiums will be a part of that.

“I know from my time in charge of the U21s how much a Molineux crowd embraces the experience of international football, so we look forward to returning to Wolverhampton in June.”

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