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FA confident over 2020

The Football Association is growing increasingly confident about Wembley's chances of hosting the final of the European Championships in 2020, and will not rule out a bid to host the tournament in 2028.

England has not hosted a major international tournament since Euro 96, and the FA lost out to Russia with a bid to host the 2018 World Cup.

Only Munich currently stands in the way of Wembley hosting the final and semi-finals of Euro 2020, which will be staged across multiple countries.

There is increasing speculation Germany will pull Munich out of the running to host the final because they do not want to damage the country's chances of winning the right to host Euro 2024.

FA general secretary Alex Horne admitted he is increasingly confident about securing the right to host the 2020 final.

"We're really confident with our bid," Horne said. "We know what the Germans have been saying.

"We know that they're thinking about 2024, but nothing has been confirmed."

Horne also revealed the FA are considering mounting a bid to host a future European Championships, adding: "I wouldn't rule out looking at Euro 2028."

Euro 2020 will be held in 13 different countries to mark the 60th anniversary of the tournament and only Wembley and Munich's Allianz Arena have put in bids to host the climax of the competition - the semi-finals and final - ahead of the vote on 19 September.

Horne added: "We are really happy with our bid, it's a really strong bid to host the final and semi-finals. UEFA know us really well - they gave us two Champions League finals in quick succession in 2011 and 2013 so we are reallyconfident we will get a result on September 19. We are in a great position"

Glasgow, Cardiff and Dublin are all bidding for group matches at Euro 2020 and Horne believes at least two of those would be successful.

"I feel confident at least two out of three of Scotland, Wales and the Republic of Ireland will host group games."