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England Told 'It's Not Fair' They've Been Allowed To Play Most Euro 2020 Games At Wembley

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England Told 'It's Not Fair' They've Been Allowed To Play Most Euro 2020 Games At Wembley

UEFA have been slammed for allowing England to play most of their Euro 2020 games at Wembley Stadium.

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Gareth Southgate's side have reached the semi-finals of the competition and take on Denmark on Wednesday.

However, their only game not on English soil came on Saturday evening when they defeated Ukraine 4-0 in Rome.

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Former Scotland striker Craig Burley has voiced his displeasure at England being given that luxury.

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Per Daily Mail he explained: "If you get to the final - which I think England will, even though Denmark are the best team still in there - you are going to play six out of seven games at Wembley," said the former Celtic and Chelsea midfielder.

"What the hell is that all about from UEFA? You've played four games at Wembley already.

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"If you are an elite country, which England supposedly are, you can't have them playing six out of the seven games in front of their own fans. So UEFA have made a complete hash of it."

Denmark have also played the majority of their games in Copenhagen while other semi-finalists Italy have also had that luxury in Rome.

Burley continued: "I've got no problem with England, in the tournament I played in [Euro 96], playing their games at Wembley as they were hosting the whole tournament.

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"But we've just seen Belgium go out after travelling all over. We've seen other countries suffer the same.

"There has to be an element of fairness to this. Not playing six out of the seven games, if you get to the final, at Wembley when you're not hosting the tournament. It's not on."

Euro 2020 has been held across 11 different cities in 11 different countries this summer in a new format.

Southgate explained that a return to Wembley, in front of fans, will benefit his team.

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"It's great to be coming back now," Southgate told The Guardian.

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"To go and have that different environment, preparation, focus was definitely helpful. But now to be coming back to Wembley is a great thing for us. It's not for me to tell the fans how to be or what to be.

"They found a pretty good way of doing that in the last game. So just be as they have been really and in the end the responsibility is on us to play well and affect the emotions in the stadium.

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"But without a doubt the two things fed off each other in the last game. That can only be helpful for the team."

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Topics: Euro 2020, England, Scotland

Daniel Marland
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