England set to enjoy overwhelming support at Wembley for Euro 2020 clash against Germany on Tuesday – with only 1,500 German fans set to be in attendance for the last-16 clash
Only 1,500 Germany fans will be inside Wembley on Tuesday night, with England set to enjoy overwhelming home support.
Sportsmail understands that Covid restrictions have meant that the German football association have sold just 1,500 tickets for the last 16 European Championship fixture between the two traditional rivals.
Support for the visitors will be almost exclusively limited to expats who are based in the UK.
Only 1,500 Germany fans will be at Wembley for Tuesday’s last-16 encounter with England
England will enjoy the vast majority of the support at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday
Both countries’ football authorities were offered around 7,500 to 10,000 tickets but the logistics left the trip impossible for many of those who would have travelled from Germany in normal times.
The situation leaves Gareth Southgate’s men with the prospect of playing in front of an almost entirely English crowd.
Touts would appear to have had a field day after UEFA angered thousands by launching a flash sale online.
The Euro 2020 organising body promised those who had bought tickets for the original clash — set to be held in Dublin — the opportunity to purchase them again after the fixture was moved to London.
Many were England fans, who had gambled on their side topping the group.
However, in some cases less than an hour’s notice was given before UEFA put the tickets online, meaning many were not given enough notice and lost their seats. In fact, tickets were available online on Tuesday night for £250.