Uefa ticket portal and Wembley Euro 2020 semi-final ballot explained

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Once the delirium had settled down and the pints had stopped being launched skywards, thousands of England fans spent the remainder of their Saturday evenings frantically searching for tickets to the Euro 2020 semi-final.

England saved their most complete performance at the tournament so far for their first on foreign soil, dispatching Ukraine 4-0 in Rome to ensure a return to Wembley which will host both semi-final matches as well as the final itself on Sunday 11 July.

Gareth Southgate’s side will face Denmark in the second semi-final on Wednesday night with the first game between Italy and Spain taking place on Tuesday.

There were up to 45,000 supporters in attendance for England’s last game at the national stadium – the 2-0 win over Germany in the last 16 – and the capacity will be increased once more for the semi-final.

Demand for tickets is sky-high considering this is England’s biggest game at home since the semi-final against Germany in the European Championship 25 years ago.

According to the Football Association, 8,438 members of the England Travel Supporters Club [ETSC] who successfully purchased tickets in the opening ballot process back in 2019 will be given access to buy tickets once more.

Tickets were released in three separate batches on Sunday 4 July for fans to try their luck.

A further set of tickets will be released on Monday 5 July in a ballot for members who were successful in the 2019 ticketing process but requested a refund when the tournament was delayed and to those who applied but were unsuccessful.

How much do the tickets cost?

Category 1: €595 [£510]

Category 2: €345 [£295]

Category 3: €195 [£167]

Fans First’: €85 [£72]

*All prices via the Football Association. Tickets can be purchased via Uefa’s ticket portal

A further 3,000 tickets could be made available to English fans after the Danish FA reduced their allocation for the game to 5,000.

Ticket touts are re-selling tickets for the game for four-figure sums online, despite Uefa and the FA’s attempts to clamp down on those seeking to profit from England’s success.

How many fans will be at Wembley?

Wembley will be two thirds full on Wednesday night with up to 60,000 fans permitted in the 90,000-seater stadium.

It will be the biggest mass gathering in the UK since the first lockdown in March 2020.

The ETSC will have an allocation of at least 8,477 tickets and are in discussions with Uefa to have more, now that Denmark’s allocation has been reduced.

There could be up to 5,000 Danish fans in attendance, but tickets will be limited to Danes living in the UK due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Denmark is currently on the government’s “amber list” meaning those travelling to the UK from the country would be required to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival.

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