Terms of reference for independent review into the EURO 2020 final

Friday 06 Aug 2021
The EURO 2020 Final was hosted at Wembley Stadium on 11 July 2021

The Football Association has published the full Terms of Reference for the independent review into the events surrounding the UEFA Euro 2020 Final at Wembley Stadium on 11 July 2021.
 
The review will be led by Baroness Casey of Blackstock and the full findings will be published once completed.
 
TERMS OF REFERENCE:

1. Objective of the Review
 
a) The UEFA Euro 2020 Final was held at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 11 July 2021 (the “Final”).  The FA wishes to understand what happened during the course of the day of the Final, and determine lessons learnt to ensure there is no repeat of the actions and events of that day. 
 
2. Scope of the Review
 
a) To establish a full timeline of what occurred during the day of the Final, both within Wembley Stadium and the surrounding area; including examining events and decisions made in advance of, and during, the Final.
b) To examine the planning and preparedness of The FA and The FA’s tournament delivery partners for the Final and identify any issues or gaps. 
c) To assess the roles and responsibilities and the adequacy of the response to events, both inside Wembley Stadium and the surrounding area, on the day of the Final.
d) To examine the arrangements for the security of Wembley Stadium for the Final, identify any areas of weakness and recommend necessary changes. 
e) To identify any lessons to be learned and to make recommendations to ensure there is no repeat of the same scenes at other major events at Wembley Stadium.
 
3. Conduct of the Review
 
a) The Review will engage with The FA and any relevant stakeholders, including, but not limited to, the Police, the Greater London Authority, the Safety Advisory Group for Wembley Stadium, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and UEFA.
b) The FA will fully cooperate with the Review.
 
4. Responsibility for the Review
 
a) The Review will be led by Baroness Casey of Blackstock.  A secretariat will be appointed with the right specialisms and expertise to support the work. The FA will consider appointing other external assistance for the Review as required. 
b) The Review’s conclusions and recommendations will be those of Baroness Casey of Blackstock alone.   
 
5. Timeline
 
a) The Review will commence immediately and the findings will be reported to The FA in accordance with a timetable to be agreed with The FA.    
 
6. Publication
 
a) These Terms of Reference will be published on www.TheFA.com.
b) Subject to legal considerations (for example, confidentiality and data protection), the full Review will be published by The FA on www.TheFA.com

By FA Staff