England take on Wales at Wembley on October 8 in a friendly game behind the doors as Gareth Southgate’s side prepares for their first game in almost a year in preparation for delayed euros
- England will face Wembley on October 8 in a friendly match behind closed doors
- It is the first time that Gareth Southgate appeared in November
- Both sides were scheduled to play at Euro 2020 before it was postponed due to Covid-19
England will step up preparations for Euro 2020 with a friendly match against fellow qualifying matches Wales on 8 October in Wembley.
Both sides were scheduled to play in the final this summer, but their plans were suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, forcing UEFA to postpone the tournament by a year.
Gareth Southgate’s team’s last appearance was their 4-0 win over Kosovo in Euro 2020 qualifying in November, while Wales also booked their spot in the final with victory over Hungary.
England will play Wales on October 8 in a friendly game behind closed doors in Wembley
It is the first time that Gareth Southgate’s English squad has played in almost a year
A statement from the Welsh FA said, “In accordance with current government guidelines, this game will be played behind closed doors.”
Wales will start their Nations League campaign on September 3 with a trip to Finland before taking on Bulgaria three days later. Ireland is also in the Wales group for the league.
They have not played at Wembley since 2011, when England claimed a 1-0 win in a Euro 2012 qualifier.
After releasing their game list until November 18, when Wales hosted Finland, the FAW wrote that “games will be played behind closed doors in the near future.”
FAW will continue to comply with relevant government guidelines and supporters will be notified when arrangements change and tickets become available.
Wales have not played England at Wembley since it lost 1-0 in a Euro 2012 qualifying match