England to face Austria and Romania on home soil this summer ahead of UEFA EURO 2020

Wednesday 03 Feb 2021
England will face two home games later this year as they warm-up for the rescheduled UEFA EURO 2020

England men's senior team will welcome Austria and Romania in June 2021, in preparation for the rearranged UEFA EURO 2020.

Both nations were due to provide opposition for the Three Lions’ obligatory pre-tournament warm-up fixtures last summer and that arrangement will now carry over to this year but with the matches due to be hosted in England.

Although venues are still to be confirmed, fellow EURO 2020 finalists Austria will visit on Wednesday 2 June (8pm kick-off) with Romania set for Sunday 6 June (kick-off TBC)*.

Austria last travelled to England in October 2005 for a 2006 FIFA World Cup qualifier at Old Trafford, when a Frank Lampard penalty proved to be the difference.

The Austrians are also the Three Lions’ fourth oldest opponent with 18 meetings overall dating back to 1908. England have secured ten wins to four defeats and four draws in that time.

Robert Lee and Ilie Dumitrescu both scored in the game at Wembley back in 1994

Romania edge their 11-match record against England by three wins to two and six draws. The last of those meetings on home turf was a friendly at Wembley back in October 1994 which finished 1-1 after a debut goal from Rob Lee cancelled out Ilie Dumitrescu’s opener.

As we continue to work with the Government to get fans back into stadiums as soon as is safe to do so, any ticketing arrangements will be communicated to supporters when relevant.

Gareth Southgate’s side are drawn against Croatia, Scotland and Czech Republic in UEFA EURO 2020 Group D. All three fixtures will be played at Wembley with dates set for Sunday 13 June (2pm, v Croatia), Friday 18 June (8pm, v Scotland) and Tuesday 22 June (8pm, v Czech Republic)*.

Before then, the Three Lions begin their 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign with home fixtures against San Marino (7.45pm, Thursday 25 March) and Poland (7.45pm, Wednesday 31 March) either side of a trip to Albania (6pm, Sunday 28 March)**.

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By FA Staff