No victory parade for England fans until SEPTEMBER if Gareth Southgate’s side manage to end their 55-year trophy drought with European Championship glory this week
- England fans will have to wait to celebrate with the players if they win Euro 2020
- A London parade next week has already been ruled out due to Covid restrictions
- The FA have also opted against attempting a mass event later on this month
- Therefore, it has been said they will have to wait until September to celebrate
England fans will have to wait until September to celebrate with the players if Gareth Southgate’s side win the Euros, with the FA opting against attempting a mass event this month.
A victory parade through London next week had already been ruled out due to Covid-19 restrictions and Sportsmail has learned that following last weekend’s quarter-final win over Ukraine, FA executives have decided to postpone any public party until the first international break of the new season.
A victory party at Wembley had been considered, with free tickets to be allocated to fans via a ballot, but those plans have also been put on hold due to capacity limitations.
England fans will have to wait until September to celebrate with players if they win Euro 2020
Mass events remain prohibited until July 19 – unless they are part of the Government’s Events Research Programme – by which point all of Southgate’s players will be on holiday.
Given the players have not spent more than a few fleeting moments at the end of matches at Wembley with their families since the start of June, the FA will not ask them to return early for any reason.
Therefore, any big celebration will have to wait for nearly two months.
Southgate’s England are due to take on Denmark in their semi-final clash on Wednesday night
Fans will be in attendance at Wembley but the FA have opted against attempting a mass event later on in this month if they progress on and win the entire tournament this summer
England are due to play Andorra in a World Cup qualifier at Wembley on September 5 in the middle of away trips to Hungary and Poland, and that fixture could be used as the centrepiece of a mass national celebration.
While wary of getting ahead of themselves, the FA are still considering how to mark what would be England’s first tournament win for 55 years in a suitable, if low-key, manner next week.
An invitation to Downing Street next Monday would be inevitable if England do triumph at Wembley on Sunday, while other possible options include inviting a small number of schoolchildren and key workers to watch the players lift the trophy at Wembley in a socially distanced manner.
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