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​Tickets For England V Denmark Selling For Thousands Amid Concerns Over Scam Sellers

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​Tickets For England V Denmark Selling For Thousands Amid Concerns Over Scam Sellers

Tickets for England's Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark are being sold online for thousands, amid fears over scam sellers.

Many football fans are desperate to watch England take on the Danish side tomorrow (Wednesday 7 July).

However, with reduced capacity at Wembley Stadium, tickets are arguably harder to come by than in other tournaments, sending demand through the roof.

With 75 percent of seats up for grabs - enough for 60,000 people - the eagerness is proving so strong that tickets are being sold for thousands on resale sites.

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As reported by the Daily Mail, hospitality tickets on LiveFootballTickets.com range from £809.23 ($1,120) a pop to a whopping £6,499 ($8,999).

UEFA were selling semi-final tickets for between €195 and €595 (£168-£512), iNews reports.

Credit: Livefootballtickets.com
Credit: Livefootballtickets.com

The Mail also found people selling tickets on Twitter, with one person tweeting: "4 tickets to the England v Denmark game Wednesday. Cat 2 upper tier by the corner flag for sale. £5,000."

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Another said: "Got a couple of England vs Denmark semi-final tickets for sale. £1,000 each a ticket. Open to offers. Drop me a message for more information."

With prices soaring, consumer experts are warning about the risks of buying from secondary sources.

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Which? consumer rights expert Adam French told The Times: "We're seeing a number of websites and secondary ticket sellers offering tickets for sale.

"But there's no guarantee they will get their tickets or entry to the match if they buy from an unofficial seller and they could be left seriously out of pocket.

"Anyone who isn't lucky enough to get their hands on a ticket through the official website might be better off enjoying the game in a fan zone or with friends and family."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
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England manager Gareth Southgate has high hopes for today's semi-final, saying the squad can draw on previous experiences to help prepare for the clash.

England lost at the 2018 World Cup semi-finals, before suffering more disappointment at the same stage in 2019 Nations League.

But Southgate argues the Three Lions are better prepared than with tournaments in the past.

He told BBC Sport: "We are better prepared for this semi-final in that we've lived it before. We've had another two semi-finals prior to this one.

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"And although that doesn't determine winning or losing a game of football, there are a lot of factors that we are aware of and we have dealt with before that help you to prepare in a better way."

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Credit: PA

Comparing England's win against Ukraine in Rome on Saturday (3 July) to the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Southgate continued: "For example, after the game in Rome the celebrations were at a certain level, where probably in Russia - to get through the first knockout game, to get through the quarter-final, took a lot of emotional energy.

"In Rome, it was important to go and thank the fans who turned up in such numbers but everybody was quite calm about what was going on and we knew we hadn't achieved what we want to achieve yet.

"So those things I think are what prepare you for a big match like this."

Southgate also highlighted the 'very special' chance his side have to bring happiness to the country.

He added: "The opportunity to bring happiness and create brilliant nights for our fans, our nation, is a very special one that you have when you play with England.

"England matches are events that bring families together, that bring communities together, and they are matches that you remember where you were.

"Some of the nicest messages you get are that people appreciate how the players have been - that they feel they can connect with them - they should be very proud of that."

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Topics: News, Football, Euro 2020

Jess Hardiman
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