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The O2 Arena will host London‘s biggest screening of England vs Spain

20,000 fans will pack into the venue for the game on Sunday

By Nick Reilly

(Picture: Wikicommons)

The O2 Arena has announced it will host London’s biggest screening of the 2024 UEFA Euro final this Sunday.

As England gear up to play the Netherlands in the final, London Mayor has announced that the final will be shown at the 20,000 capacity venue – with fans able to gain entry via a free ballot here. The ballot is now open and closes tomorrow (July 12) at 9AM.

The announcement comes after Ollie Watkins’ winning goal secured victory for England, marking the second consecutive time that England have reached the finals of the European Championships.

Last night, The Killers even paused their show at The O2 Arena to show the final minute of the game, before going straight into an explosive rendition of ‘Mr Brightside’ when victory was secured.

Soon after the final whistle, white and red confetti shot into the sky and the Killers immediately celebrated the occasion by launching into the song — which has enjoyed the longest run on the U.K. singles chart, clocking in at 408 weeks, and is also the UK’s third biggest-selling song of all time.

In a social media post, the group posted a series of photos capturing the event alongside the caption: “Tonight we played for England.”

Similar scenes were seen at Glastonbury last month too, after Louis Tomlinson left the festival to purchase a telly and bring it back to site so fans could watch the England vs Slovakia game in the Euros round of 16.

As The Guardian reported, Tomlinson left the festival this morning to purchase a generator, a telly on wheels and a WiFi dongle from Argos that would allow connectivity to watch the game.

“Luckily we got the win,” he told the BBC after the game. “We pulled it off.”