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Roy Hodgson: Hosting Euro 2020 final is "great honour" for England

England manager Roy Hodgson believes that London being named the host for the Euro 2020 final is a "great honour" for the city.

Roy Hodgson has said that it is a "huge honour" for Wembley Stadium to be selected as the host ground for the Euro 2020 final.

UEFA announced earlier that the final will take place in England, after Wembley beat off competition from the Allianz Arena in Munich.

The England manager told Sky Sports News: "I think it's fantastic and a great honour of course. Greg Dyke, Alex Horne and the FA board have put in a lot of effort.

"I think it means a lot to the country, a lot for our football and I think it's a very good choice as well because Wembley is a wonderful arena and London is a great city, so I think it's a success all round.

"If you go into a major tournament, there is always pressure on the coach, the staff and the players. Playing matches in your home arena is still a big advantage and I think it will be a big spur for the players."

London will be one of 13 cities across Europe to host matches during the tournament.


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