Lionesses to open Euro 2021 at Old Trafford

Phil Neville at Old Trafford

England open their European Championship project in 500 days

England women will open the 2021 European Champion on home soil at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium on 7 July.

The statement comes 500 days before the tournament next summer season.

The 76,000- capability arena will be among 10 venues used across the country, while Wembley will host the final.

” It will be incredible,” said England employer Phil Neville, who won 6 league titles, three FA Cups and a European Cup as a player for Manchester United.

Back-to-back Euro finals will be held at London’s Wembley Arena – the females’s is occurring on 1 August 2021 after the last video game of the males’s Euro 2020 on 12 July.

The BBC has special rights to the tournament and there will be comprehensive protection of every game throughout television, radio and online.

The match at Old Trafford has the possible to break the 41,301 participation record in the competition, which came in Germany’s 1-0 triumph over Norway in the 2013 final in Sweden.

“[The planning of the tournament] probably began 5 or 6 years back and [what] we were taking a look at then was to get as many individuals as possible into smaller sized stadiums. Now we’re believing Old Trafford for the very first video game of the Euros,” stated Neville.

” I think we need to all take pride in the work that’s being done. It is a brave and unbelievably correct choice by the FA to say ‘the video game has actually presumed so let’s take it to a bigger location’ and I believe it will be among those occasions you will keep in mind for a long, long time in your profession.”

Toolbox and England midfielder Jordan Nobbs added: “It’s amazing. The whole competition is interesting for us. Whenever we dip into a huge arena, or at Wembley, it’s another remarkable time for the women’s video game and for us as gamers to anticipate.”

Places to be used for the Women’s European Championships in 2021
Bramall Lane, Sheffield New York City Arena, Rotherham
Brentford Community Stadium, London Stadium MK, Milton Keynes
Brighton & Hove Neighborhood Arena, Brighton St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton
Leigh Sports Village, Leigh Wembley Stadium, London
Manchester City Academy Arena, Manchester Old Trafford, Manchester

Neville stated he told the majority of his players the news on Saturday night and hopes it will encourage them to do “12 or 14 associates in the health club rather of 10” due to the fact that “they know there is a huge carrot there”.

The England boss included that he never genuinely understood the result Old Trafford had on individuals until he visited the ground as an opponent during his eight-year profession at Everton.

” It was just house. You went there, played football, then got back. My very first game with Everton … you’re driving to the stadium and the coach is silent. You arrive and all the players are searching for and you realise the effect Old Trafford has, the theatre and history of the club.

” We are going to have to deal with that. If you wish to bet England and succeed, these are the days and the types of events that you should be excited about, inspired for and dream about.”

Protector Abbie McManus is the only Manchester United gamer in the England squad and Neville believes “it will be the finest minute of her life”.

The Women’s European Champion officially begins in 500 days’ time

” What we need to do now is to expose our gamers to big events so when they come to Old Trafford it’s similar to another event – it resembles entering into your grandmother’s front space, having a cup of tea. That’s how it must be,” stated Neville.

” When we revealed we were going to Middlesbrough [for the 2-1 defeat to Brazil in October] I will always remember the North East girls in the team stating ‘I have to go to that video game, we need to remain in this hotel, there’s a Pizza Hut over the road!’

” There is an authentic excitement for them to get to a venue and Old Trafford will be among those that they will be thinking now will be special.”

England ended up fourth at the World Cup in France in 2015 and reached the semi-finals of the European Championship in the Netherlands in 2017.

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