UEFA release statement after fans attempt to storm into Wembley for final

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UEFA have released a statement after fans were seen attempting to storm into Wembley ahead of the Euro 2020 final.

England are taking on Italy in the final on Sunday evening with plenty of fans without tickets turning up to Wembley.

They were seen trying to burst their way past stewards with part of the stadium locked down while police hunted the rogue supporters.

According to beIN SPORTS, the statement read: "Fans have been jumping over barriers but there has been no access to the stadium so there is no concern any protocol has to come into place in which the stadium will be shut down and there is no concern the final will not go ahead."

A Wembley spokesperson added: "We are dealing with an incident that occurred at the outer perimeter area of the stadium, with support from police.

"Safety measures were quickly activated in the relevant areas and there were no security breaches of people without tickets getting inside the stadium."

And UEFA have reportedly had their say on the incident, while Wembley also released their own statement.

At least two supporters were seen being forcibly ejected from the ground with the incident happening 20 minutes before the England team's coach arrived at the stadium.

Supporters lined the streets shouting and cheering along the way while others were seen soaking up the atmosphere in London.

At Wembley, police horses were allowed into the stadium after the apparent security breach around 6pm.

Dozens of stewards chased the fans up steps and round the back of the stands with reports suggesting around 200,000 supporters were at the ground ahead of the game.

It is England's first major final since 1966 with Gareth Southgate opting for a change of formation for the final.

Kieran Trippier is recalled with Southgate opting for five at the back, with Luke Shaw on the other flank.

Confirmed England XI: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Trippier, Phillips, Rice, Shaw; Mount, Kane, Sterling

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