England v Italy in pictures: A night of drama, tension and - ultimately - heartbreak

The Euro 2020 tournament came to a thrilling finale at Wembley, with England taking on Italy.

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England’s dreams of an historic Euros victory in front of an exuberant home crowd were ultimately dashed in a nail-biting penalty shootout.

Italy ended the Three Lions’ bid for glory with a 3-2 victory on penalties at Wembley in the nation’s capital, which had earlier seen ticketless fans breach security to get into the stadium.

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Here is a selection of photos from the occasion.

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