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Euro 2020 Warm Ups
Historically two of the most important national teams in world football, England and Italy will meet at Wembley Stadium on March 27th in a warm-up game for the European Championships. The countries have faced each other 27 times over the years, England winning 8 times, and Italy 11. The last competitive match they played was at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, when Mario Balotelli (why is it always him?) bagged the winner in a 2-1 win for Italy. The result proved irrelevant however, as neither side qualified for the knockout stages of the tournament.
Fast forward 6 years, and both sides are seemingly on the up. They topped their respective groups to qualify for Euro 2020, the Azzurri in impressive fashion - winning all 10 of their games, albeit against less than impressive opposition. But as the old saying goes - you can only beat what’s put in front of you, and beat them they did - all of them.
England lost only once on the way to qualification, against the Czech Republic, and given that they will play all their Euro 2020 group games at Wembley there are high hopes that football will be coming home. But aren’t there always?
Italy will face Wales in the tournament and Roberto Mancini may see a game against England as a good taster of the style of football Ryan Giggs’ team will employ against them.
There will also be some familiar opposition faces on show when Denmark come to London on the 31st March - including a return to Wembley for Christian Eriksen, who will be more familiar with the stadium than most of the players from either side due to his time there with Tottenham.
So it’s all set to be a thrilling week under the Wembley floodlights on Friday March 27th and Tuesday March 31st - and you can be part of the fun! Check out www.vipfootballhospitality.com or give us a call on 01454 201210 to discuss the options.
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