England’s two Nations League clashes with Italy and Hungary in June will take place at Molineux, it has been announced.
England’s rematch with their European Championship conquerors on Saturday 11 June will take place behind closed doors, following sanctions imposed by UEFA.
The clash with Hungary three days later will be open to supporters and should take place in front of a full house at the home of Wolves.
England have gone on the road at times under Gareth Southgate and it is now Wolverhampton’s turn to benefit and the fans should create a great atmosphere.
Southgate said: “While Wembley is our home, we very much enjoy taking the squad on the road where possible, particularly in the run up to a major tournament.
“2022 promises to be an exciting adventure for England fans and it is great that one of English football’s famous stadiums will be a part of that.
“I know from my time in charge of the under-21s how much a Molineux crowd embraces the experience of international football, so we look forward to returning to Wolverhampton in June.”
Unsurprisingly, Wolves fans on Twitter had plenty to say about the news and here is how the announcement went down on Twitter…
When neutral fans get to experience the pubs around Wolverhampton for first time in 66years.— RushSm (@Darkowl1rush) February 17, 2022
The steve bull stand is going to embarrass us 😩 can we rebuild it by then?— Dave (@letsdigit) February 17, 2022
Exciting news, but such a shame that fans will only be able to go to one of the games…. Shouldn’t the @FootballAssoc be made to play the behind closed doors fixture at the venue in which the trouble occurred?!— Daz Hale BBC Radio WM (@DazHaleWM) February 17, 2022
Kilmans debut games?— BEN MORTIMER (@mortimer_ben) February 17, 2022
This is brilliant news for Wolves 🐺 🏴— Dazzling Dave ✨🐺 (@_DazzlingDave) February 17, 2022
Fantastic news👏👏— Wolves | BenPlaysGames 🌐 (@BensPlaysGames) February 17, 2022
Fantastic news for the club & city!— Ciarán Barker (@c1104barker) February 17, 2022
Coady won’t be used to sitting on the molineux bench.. ( personally I think he should be starting ).— Ian Tofts (@Tofts8) February 17, 2022
Great for kilman to play on his home pitch— L (@_LouisGreen) February 17, 2022
I have been feeling old recently BUT this has not happened MY lifetime 😜🙌— shirley jones (@shirlsannejo) February 17, 2022
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