FA Confident in Securing Wembley Euro 2020 Final

August 28, 2014

Football Association (FA) general secretary Alex Horne has revealed his confidence in Wembley securing the Euro 2020 final while also not ruling out the possibility of hosting Euro 2028.

There is increasing speculation Germany will pull Munich’s Allianz Arena out of the running to host the final because they do not want to damage the country’s chances of winning the right to host Euro 2024.

FA general secretary Alex Horne admitted he is increasingly confident about securing the right to host the 2020 final.

“We’re really confident with our bid,” Horne said. “We know what the Germans have been saying.

“We know that they’re thinking about 2024, but nothing has been confirmed.”

Horne also revealed the FA are considering mounting a bid to host a future European Championships, adding: “I wouldn’t rule out looking at Euro 2028.”

Euro 2020 will be held in 13 different countries to mark the 60th anniversary of the tournament and only Wembley and Munich’s Allianz Arena have put in bids to host the climax of the competition – the semi-finals and final – ahead of the vote on 19 September.

Horne added: “We are really happy with our bid, it’s a really strong bid to host the final and semi-finals. UEFA know us really well – they gave us two Champions League finals in quick succession in 2011 and 2013, so we are really confident we will get a result on September 19. We are in a great position.”