England to play Romania in final Euro 2020 warm-up match as Gareth Southgate takes his Three Lions to Villa Park

By | 14th February 2020

ENGLAND will face Romania at the home of Aston Villa in their final warm-up match ahead of Euro 2020.

The Three Lions head to Villa Park on Sunday 7 June – a week before their European Championship opener against Croatia.

England are heading to the home of Aston Villa on their final stop before Euro 2020
Gareth Southgate and his Three Lions will face Romania on June 7 at Villa Park
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The 42,785-capacity ground becomes the latest stadium to host an England international.

Gareth Southgate’s side defeated Kosovo at Southampton’s St Mary’s in a Euro qualifier in September.

That came a year after the 1-0 win over Switzerland at Leicester City’s King Power and the trip to Leeds United’s Elland Road for a friendly with Costa Rica ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

England are next in action at the end of next month with a Wembley double-header against Italy and Denmark.

Southgate’s squad will then embark on a training camp in Austria and take on their hosts on June 2 before returning to these shores for the Romania clash.

Meanwhile, fans have shown their faith in England with a huge Euro 2020 ticket-buying splurge.

More than 375,000 seats have already been bought for the seven games to be played at Wembley this summer, the vast majority from England supporters keen to replicate the mood of Euro 96.

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Ticket requests for this summer’s showpiece have reached unprecedented levels.

Over 28 million requests for just the 2.5 million tickets available have been made – double the amount for Euro 2016.

During the December sale period there were almost nine million requests received, three times more than for the last tournament in France four years previous.

This post written by Gary Stonehouse originally appeared on Football news - transfers, fixtures, scores, pictures | The Sun. Read the full post here.

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