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Covid passports to be used at Wembley

England’s Euro 2020 group games at Wembley Stadium will be the first sporting event at which vaccine passports will be used in the UK.

UEFA has said that UK-based ticket holders aged 11 or over will be asked to show proof of full vaccination, with both doses received at least 14 days before the match.

Those not fully vaccinated must show proof of a negative lateral flow test taken within the previous 48 hours.

England kick off their Euro 2020 campaign against Croatia on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Wembley could be half full for the knockout stages of Euro 2020, under plans being discussed by the Football Association and the UK government, BBC Sport has reported.

Talks are focusing on 40,000 fans being allowed in, regardless of whether the easing of current restrictions is delayed. For the first two group matches, the capacity will be 22,500.

Spectators have been allowed back in stadiums in reduced numbers since the latest phase of lockdown easing on 17 May.

In the Premier League, clubs were allowed up to 10,000 supporters inside grounds for the last two rounds of matches while up to 7,000 were able to watch England’s recent friendlies against Austria and Romania at Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium.

In cricket, the second Test between England and New Zealand began on Thursday with up to 18,000 spectators allowed at Edgbaston as part of a government test event.

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