England’s biggest game in years is fast approaching and so many football fans are desperate to get tickets for it – but are there any left and how can you get them?
Having thrashed Ukraine 4-0 in the quarter-finals on Saturday, England are now 90 minutes way from their first appearance in a major final since 1966.
Millions of fans lapped up the celebrations by dancing on tables and singing ‘it’s coming home’ but Gareth Southgate’s squad are focused on the task in hand.
England have played five matches so far – four of them being played at Wembley while the Ukraine match took place in Rome.
The Three Lions now have the advantage of playing once again at Wembley in the semi-final against Denmark and the final if they get there.
Ticket capacities have gradually increased from 22,500 in the group stages to 60,000 being in attendance for both semi-finals and the final.
But tickets are still like gold dust.
Are tickets still available for the semi-final and final?
According to UEFA’s website, tickets available to the general public have sold out.
But there are a few ways still available for some of the lucky few who could be offered a seat at Wembley.
Around 8,500 new tickets have been earmarked for England supporters who follow the national team at home and abroad, while 5,000 have been allocated for Danish fans.
A small number of tickets are still expected to be made available via the UEFA ticket portal, with some being released today (Tuesday July 6).
Matt Willis of Football Supporters Europe told Sky News: ‘You have got to be patient and determined with the UEFA portal. Don’t give up. Keep going.
‘That portal is there and it’s active. Tickets drop in and out of that portal as and when they are available.
‘Everybody wants to be part of this opportunity and this game. It’s really gripping the nation.’
Judging by the few tickets left for tonight’s semi-final between Italy and Spain, ticket prices are thought to range from €195 (£167) to €595 (£509).
There’s also a rare opportunity for Londoners to win a pair of tickets for the final if they book their first Covid jab by Thursday.
One pair of seats at Sunday’s final and 50 pairs for the fan zone in Trafalgar Square have been put up by the capital’s mayor, Sadiq Khan.
The lottery is aimed at boosting the number of young people getting vaccinated after it was revealed London has the lowest rate of vaccine uptake in the UK.
From Wednesday, Londoners who have not been vaccinated can enter an online draw for the tickets by providing proof that they have booked their appointment for a first dose or attended a walk-in clinic this week.
Those who post about it on social media will be entered twice.
Full details of how to enter will be announced via the mayor’s social media feeds on Wednesday morning.
Those who aren’t lucky enough to be in attendance at Wembley can of course watch the game for free on ITV.
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