Wembley Stadium could host the Euro 2020 final after the FA launched a bid the host matches.

Wembley could host the Euro 2020 final after the Football Association submitted a bid for London to become a host city for the tournament.

The FA has applied to Uefa to hold either a group stage or both the semi finals and the final at the national stadium in London, pointing to past finals held at the venue which include the 2011 and 2013 Champions League finals.

The tournament will be the first time the European Championships have been held across various European cities as part of a "Euro for Europe" idea to mark the competition's 60th anniversary.

The last time England hosted an international football tournament was in 1996, when the Euros were played at grounds up and down the country including Old Trafford, Villa Park and the old Wembley stadium.

Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich won the Champions League at Wembley in 2013

FA general secretary Alex Horne said: "I would like to thank everyone involved in The FA's bid to host part of the Uefa Euro 2020 tournament, including the Mayor of London, the Greater London Authority and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport - along with our various partners across the capital and the country as a whole.

"We are bidding for either of the two packages available and with our recent experience of hosting two Uefa Champions League Finals in the last four years, we believe that Wembley Stadium and London represent a strong bid for Uefa to consider.

"We recognise Uefa is considering many strong bids from a number of candidate cities and we welcome the opportunity to put forward our bid."

The bidding nations will be announced on 26 April before a final decision as to which bids have been successful is announced by Uefa in Geneva on 19 September.

England begin their qualifying campaign for the newly expanded Euro 2016 in September - after being drawn in a group with Switzerland, Slovenia, Estonia, Lithuania and San Marino.

The finals will be held in France in June 2016.