It’s not always about being the biggest football stadium in the world, sometimes, being one of the best is more than enough.
That is apparently not the case with the famous Wembley Stadium, one of the most famous stadiums in the country, which came under inspection from UEFA, Europe’s football governing body. The organization has ruled that the stadium’s pitch is ‘acceptable’ for its purposes; the upcoming Tottenham Hotspur’s UEFA Champions League clash against Inter Milan on November 28, 2018.
Wembleyisn’t the biggest football stadium in the world, but it’s been through the wringer; this event will be the seventh event on the Stadium’s pitch within a four week time span. Additionally, an NFL match and two England matches have also been played at the venue, alongside Spurs fixtures.
The UEFA has ruled that the stadium’s pitch is fit for purpose, but the governing body is disappointed at the grass, which looks worn-out thanks to the recent proceedings in the field, which included a fight involving Anthony Joshua; the field’s conditions rarely seeing daylight.
Tottenham FC is waiting to move to their new stadium before the new season, which is currently under development, but has been met with delays. As a result, they are still waiting on it, and staying at Wembley, which is being used for everything.
The football governing body told a major news network, Reuters, via an e-mail, that, while they aren’t happy with the aesthetics of the pitch, which features visible bumps and muddy patches on the grass, the field’s pitch is, in no way, detrimental to the playability of the Champion League match Totenham-Inter.
Inter are second in Group B and three points ahead of the Spurs who are currently sitting at third place. Totenham’s sitting at third in Group B, and they have to win their match against Inter if they want to make sure they make it to the knockouts.
FC Barcelona is currently leading the group on 10 points and is set to face PSV Eindhoven on November 28 before moving on to their final game against Tottenham in December.
Other important matches on the same day are:
- Atletico Madrid vs. Monaco;
- Borussia Dortmund vs. Club Brugge;
- PSG vs. Liverpool;
- Napoli vs. Red Star Belgrade, and;
- PSV Eindhoven vs. Barcelona.