In preparation for Euro 2024, the Football Association of England has unveiled plans to host two high-profile matches at the illustrious Wembley Stadium.
These encounters promise to be a litmus test for Gareth Southgate’s squad as they venture into the realm of international football’s elite.
England’s secure qualification for the 2024 tournament in Germany, a feat achieved with remarkable ease, came to fruition following a resounding 3-1 victory over Italy in the recent past. The renowned five-time World Cup champions, Brazil, are set to grace Wembley with their presence on the 23rd of March, while a compelling clash against the illustrious fifth-ranked Belgium, who have also stamped their ticket to the Euro 2024 finals, is scheduled for the 26th of the same month.
England, the valiant runners-up of Euro 2020, will commence their journey with a faceoff against Malta on the 17th of November in the penultimate match of their Euro 2024 qualification campaign. Shortly after, they will embark on a journey to North Macedonia, where they’ll face a formidable challenge.
Gareth Southgate, the astute manager of the English national team, expressed his elation at the prospect of these pivotal encounters, remarking, “I am pleased to have two formidable matches lined up for March as we forge ahead toward the impending Euro finals. It is of paramount importance that we seize every opportunity to measure our mettle against top-tier adversaries.”
“However,” he cautioned, “we must not lose sight of our immediate task. The matches against Malta and North Macedonia loom large on the horizon. Securing two positive outcomes in these fixtures is imperative if we aim to secure our position as top seeds in the Euro draw slated for next month. We must not be complacent and assume that our mission is accomplished. There is work yet to be done, and every moment we spend together as a cohesive unit is invaluable as we strive for the ultimate success that awaits us next summer.”
This strategic initiative underscores England’s commitment to rigorous preparation and serves as a testament to their unwavering dedication to excellence on the grand stage.