Molineux will host a game against England for the first time since 1956 when Gareth Southgate’s side take on Italy in June, the Football Association announced on Thursday. The home of Wolverhampton Wanderers will host Italy on June 11 in a Nations League clash with England against Hungary three days later also at Molineux.
The game against Italy, a replay of the Euro 2020 final where Italy won on penalties, will take place behind closed doors due to a sanction from UEFA. Wembley is the traditional home of the England team, but there has been a tendency to take games on the road in the build-up to major tournaments, with games played in Sunderland, Manchester, Leeds, Middlesbrough, Leicester and Southampton these last years. .
The last time England played at Molineux was in a 5-2 win over Denmark in a World Cup qualifier in December 1956, a major tournament,” Southgate said.
“2022 promises to be an exciting adventure for England fans and it’s great to have one of English football’s famous stadiums part of it.” England will also face Germany in their Nations League group. Their first game is away in Hungary on June 4.
The Nations League will end in September before the start of the World Cup in Qatar in November.
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