UEFA has revealed that more than 28 million ticket requests have been received for the Euro 2020 football tournament, despite only three million tickets being available.

Around 82 per cent of all tickets will be allocated to fans, with the most recent sales phase for qualified teams having generated 8.9 million requests.

The December sales round followed general public ticket sales in summer 2019, when 19.3 million requests were received for the 1.5 million tickets on offer.

The overall number of tickets requested for Euro 2020 has doubled in comparison with the 2016 edition of the event.

The final, which will take place at London’s Wembley Stadium on July 12, has attracted over 714,000 ticket requests — almost eight times the capacity of the 90,000-seat venue.

Similarly, the match between France and Germany, which will be staged in Munich on June 16, attracted 710,000 requests for tickets.

Fans of the four teams that will qualify through the European Qualifiers play-offs will be able to apply online for Euro 2020 tickets during the next sales phase in early April. Any remaining tickets after that will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis closer to the tournament.

The tournament, which will take place across 12 host cities in Europe, is scheduled to be held from June 12 to July 12.

Fans who secure tickets and can no longer attend will be given the option to resell their tickets through the official UEFA platform. Ticket resale details will be announced in the spring.

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