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Tickets for Euro 2020 final between England and Italy offered for 56 lakhs in black market

According to DailyMail, thousands of tickets are being bought and sold on websites, social media and eBay but according to UEFA this is termed illegal.

The stage is set for the Euro 2020 final as England will play against Italy on 12th July at Wembley Stadium, London. 

Italy paved their way into the finals by defeating Spain 4-2 on penalties. Meanwhile, England won against Denmark in a thrilling semi-final which went into extra time. Courtesy to Harry Kane’s extra-time goal which made England go into their first final of a major tournament since 1966. 

The European governing body of football UEFA has closed the official sites and channels for the tickets but the tickets are still being sold in the black market for a hefty amount and it is reported that unauthorised sellers are selling it for 56 Lakhs (£54,000).

According to DailyMail, thousands of tickets are being bought and sold on websites, social media and eBay but according to UEFA this is termed illegal and the governing body has revealed that the fans who used these websites to buy the tickets will be barred from entering the stadium for the final.

The seating capacity at Wembley Stadium is 90,000 but 67,000 fans are allowed on Sunday. There was a lot of pressure being applied on the UK government to allow 90,000 fans at the stadium but the government was firm and resisted the pressure.

During the initial stages of the tournament, 22,500 fans were allowed for the group stage games but it got increased to 45,000 in the last 16 and 60,000 for both semi-finals.

UEFA has asked the fans to buy the tickets via UEFA’s ticketing portal. The whole Wembley Stadium is almost booked for the mega clash and if the capacity is increased then more tickets will be available. 

The cheapest ticket for the final is priced at €95 [£81] and the most expensive tickets listed on UEFA’s website is for €945 [£808]

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