England are off to Barcelona

Ollie Irish

24th, January 2007


England_41England‘s Euro 2008 qualifier against Andorra will take place at the Olympic Stadium, Barcelona, after Uefa gave permission for the tie to be switched. Both the Andorran and English football associations wanted the venue to be changed as Andorra’s national stadium holds only 1,800.

The match will now take place at the 55,000-capacity Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys – currently home to Espanyol – on March 28. That should be just enough time to clean up after Frank Rijkaard’s visit! [Rob Parker]