The FA has announced former England international Rio Ferdinand as an ambassador for UEFA EURO 2020 with one year to go and, to mark the countdown, projected a selection of his favourite memories from the EUROs underneath the Wembley’s arch using hologauze technology in a first for the national stadium.
The video includes Antonin Panenka’s winning penalty for Czechoslovakia in 1976, Marco Van Basten’s volley for Holland in 1988, Paul Gascoigne’s famous goal against Scotland in 1996 and Portugal’s jubilation following their victory in 2016.
In its 60th anniversary year, UEFA EURO 2020 will be the biggest celebration of European football in its history, with hosting rights shared by 12 cities across Europe – including London – for the first time. Wembley Stadium will welcome over 600,000 fans when it hosts seven games next summer, including both semi-finals and the final. One year to go also marks the launch of the UEFA EURO 2020 Volunteer Programme and the opening of ticket applications.