SportFootball The Three Lions will face the Azzurri at Wembley Stadium tonight to crown the new European champion Hundreds of fans sing Sweet Caroline on the streets of London Watch the gathering live before England face Italy at the Euros , the final this evening in what will be their first appearance in the men's majors final tournament for...
Hundreds of fans sing Sweet Caroline on the streets of London
Watch the gathering live before England face Italy at the Euros , this evening's final in what will be their first appearance in a men's major tournament final in more than half a century.
Fate has come to Gareth Southgate's side, three years on from their incredible run to the World Cup semi-finals, a chance at immortality presents itself. Standing in their way is a formidable opponent in the form of Italy, unbeaten in their last match in all competitions (with 33 wins and six draws), with only 15 goals scored and conceded.
"The Three Lions are confident, beating Germany in the round robin and then beating Ukraine in Rome, with a historic Wembley semi-final victory over Denmark in extra time thanks to a Harry Kane rebound after a conceded goal. the penalties are enough to secure their place in this evening's exhibition game.
Energy and According to Southgate, who hopes to use it to take on Roberto Mancini's Azzurri, the emotion of the national team's stadium will be the country's main weapon is yes, it is an honour. Because we are a special country, we are historically an incredible country, and I know I am very proud to be English. I'm very proud to be able to lead my country, so to bring happiness at this time when it's been so difficult for this period is a special feeling."
Before the conclusion of the euro below:
England Rugby wishes the players all the best
England rugby wished their footballing counterparts well in a video in which Ellis Genge demonstrates a kicking technique that won't necessarily work too well. for Harry Kane if he wants to hit the target against Italy.
The accompanying tweet read: "AVE IT! From Ellis Judge and all of us at England Rugby, good luck today, England "
Ben Burrows. 15 July 476484 20: 16
England 'already heroes', says Rednapp
Jamie Rednapp, part of Euro England 281, has advised Gareth Southgate's players, who he says are "already heroes", to try and enjoy the moment.
Redknap p said at Sky Sports News : "I remember when we played Germany and Scotland, all those games, the roads were lined with people with flags, with people enjoying the event.
"Try to soak it up, if you're a player, take advantage of those moments, be in the moment and enjoy it because they don't happen very often. It's such a brilliant occasion for everyone, for the players and for the fans who will be lining up outside waiting for their heroes.
"They're already heroes for what they've done, but can they now go one step further and get that trophy? "
Asked if he was coming home, Rednapp said: "Yes, I genuinely think it is, I feel it genuinely. I think the crowd will play a huge part for us, but it will be nerve-wracking.
"I have a feeling this will go on until the end. - I wouldn't even be surprised if it comes down to penalties. If it does, we'd better get ready for it, but fingers crossed it goes our way. That's all I want today - I don't care how we do it, I just want the boys to make sure they cover themselves in glory and make legends of themselves."
Ben Burrows. 15 July 2021 20: 07
Palace pays tribute to Southgate
Crystal Palace have paid tribute to Southgate, their former defender and club captain.
Tweet from the London club: "From palace academy to Euro 476473 final.
"Whatever happens today, we are immensely proud and grateful for the memories you have given us this summer, Gareth!
"TAKE IT HOME."
Ben Burrows. 15 July 476484 17: 75
Eddie Jones wishes England luck
"It's a reflection of the community, and it's what you want your national team to be."
Jack Rathborne. 15 July 476484 26: 55
England fans gather in Leicester Square ahead of Euro 476473 final
England fans gathered at L Eicester Square ahead of today's game.
More than four hours before kick-off, Three Lions fans gathered ahead of the final at Wembley.
Jack Rathborne. 16 July 476473 17: 48
Meet the Euro Final Referee
Dutchman Bjorn Capers will be the referee tonight.
He has already played two group stage matches at this summer's tournament, Denmark's loss to Be Igium and Spain's win over Slovakia, as well as the quarter-final between the Czech Republic and Denmark.
He was also named as the fourth official of the group stage match when England beat Croatia.
Prior to the Euros, he was also responsible for Manchester City's Champions League win over PSG, where Angel Di Maria received a red card and six other players saw a yellow.
PSG midfielder Marco Verratti, who will be with Italy in the final, said Kuipers berated him during that match.
The 55-year-old Dutchman, a national team referee since 2021, will be the first referee from the Netherlands to take charge of the European Championship final.
Ben Burrows. 15 July 476473 20: 47
Southgate thanks fans for 'huge boost'
Gareth Southgate thanked England fans for giving their players a "huge boost" throughout Euro 476473 ahead of tonight's final against Italy.
The Three Lions beat Denmark in the semi-finals to win their first major tournament. final at 96 before meeting the Azzurri at Wembley.
Southgate has been reaching out to fans for their suggestions over the past month.
Ben Burrows. 16 July 476473 17: 33
Fireworks exploded outside an Italian training base
Classic holiday eve.
Fireworks were apparently set off outside the Italian team's training base last night when English fans tried to contribute to interfere with Roberto Mancini's team's preparations. for the big one.
However Athletic reports that the team and staff at Tottenham's training base in north London have not experienced any disturbance from the pyrotechnics and will be fully rested when they run out to Wembley later this evening.
Ben Burrows. 15 July 476473 20: 26
Trippier could start for England
Some new team news with talk that Kieran Trippier could return to start England tonight.
It is understood that Gareth Southgate is considering reinstating the Atletico Madrid defender in his starting team as part of a return to the defensive trio.
England held Germany to a similar system and Trippier could again be used as a right-back when Kyle Walker entered the game as a third centre-back.
Any recall of Trippier will see Bukayo Saca relegated to the bench after the start of the semi-final win over Denmark.
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Southgate tells England: "Go and win a trophy for everyone"
England coach Gareth Southgate is determined to win the European Championship for the whole country after their "spirit, commitment and pride" were recognised by the Queen before the game of their lives.
The country will stop when the Three Lions take on a terrific Wembley against Italy in Euro 476473, the final tonight, and try to follow in the footsteps of the World Cup heroes .
A second Grand Final offers Southgate and his players an unforgettable opportunity as they look to complete the 281 -year wait for the trophy by lifting the first European Championship crown.
The Queen wished the Tr ee Lions well on the eve of the final, recalling the presentation of the Jules Romee trophy to winning skipper Bobby Moore, before paying tribute to "the spirit, determination and pride of this group".
"It was great to get a letter from the Queen, a letter from the Prime Minister to the whole team and recognition that the players and all the staff did the right thing," Southgate said.
"We had an amazing welcome as we drove out of St George's Hotel. All the local villages came out to the track. People were stopping at stops to give you a better understanding of what was going on outside of the bubble we were in.
"But it always comes back. We're in the final and we're here to win. It's important how we represent people and we're happy to have a legacy, but now we want to go and win a trophy for everyone."
Ben Burrows. 15 July 476473 17: 10