Euro 2020: Thousands of finale tickets being illegally sold in ‘black’

 Euro 2020: Thousands of finale tickets being illegally sold in ‘black’

Italy vs England final tickets being offered for 56 Lakhs in black market

LONDON, 09 July: Thousands of tickets for England’s Euro 2020 football finale are being sold at record prices in the black market, according to British media.

English and Italian fans are rushing to black markets for tickets as the Euro 202 final nears after England won the semi-final match against Denmark via a penalty on Thursday.

This is the first time the country has made it to the final of a major tournament since 1996.

Last week, UEFA’s official website announced all tickets had sold out but excited fans have now turned to black markets in hopes to snap up tickets, that are now being sold at even higher prices.

Seats are going for five figures on secondary ticketing websites despite UEFA regulations banning their resale above face value.

A pair of tickets to Sunday’s game, available on the resale website Ticombo, are the most expensive ones listed for 40,000 pounds, according to International media reports.

Ticket sales for the final match have seen an increase and many reports of scams and phishing have also surfaced.

The Euro Cup final between England and Italy will take place at Wembley on Sunday.

Read more: Italy vs Spain: Euro 2020 semi-final preview, predictions

Italy and Spain meet in a blockbuster first semi-final at Euro 2020 before an expected crowd of 60,000 at Wembley with Tuesday’s game the latest episode in a burgeoning rivalry between the nations meeting in a fourth consecutive European Championship.

Spain won on penalties in the quarter-finals in Vienna in 2008 on their way to winning the trophy and then thrashed Italy 4-0 in the final in Kyiv four years later. Italy gained a measure of revenge by winning 2-0 in the last-16 at Euro 2016 and the Azzurri appear the favourites this time as they arrive at Wembley having knocked out Belgium in the quarter-finals to stretch their unbeaten run to a remarkable 32 games.

Web Desk

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