England fans celebrated into the night after beating Denmark in the Euro 2020 semi-final (PA and Getty Images)
England fans celebrated into the night after beating Denmark in the Euro 2020 semi-final (PA and Getty Images)

Euro 2020: England’s historic win sparks night of wild celebrations across the nation - in pictures

The victory sees the men’s team reach a major final for the first time since 1966.

Thursday, 8th July 2021, 8:16 am
Updated Thursday, 8th July 2021, 8:26 am

Jubilant fans celebrated into the night after England’s historic Euro 2020 semi-final win - with some supporters climbing on top of a double decker bus in central London.

The victory sees the men’s team reach a major final for the first time since 1966, with the women’s team losing finalists at Euro 1984 and 2009.

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They will play Italy in the final on Sunday at Wembley at 8pm.

England fans outnumbered their Danish counterparts by six-to-one inside Wembley due to coronavirus-related travel restrictions.

So it was little surprise the majority of the 60,000 supporters roared as players embraced at the end of a gruelling extra-time period.

In pubs and fan zones, supporters lobbed several of the estimated 10 million pints bought on Wednesday into the air in celebration, while others removed their shirts, embraced strangers, or simply wept.

Many also sang, and it was no surprise the anthemic Three Lions and its familiar “It’s coming home” refrain reverberated around Wembley at the final whistle.

Fans released red-coloured smoke and sang as they swarmed out of the stadium following England’s win.

Addi Hassan, 21, described the win as “absolutely incredible, absolutely world class”.

England fans Scarlet Devereux and Lucy Millard, both 18, were elated as they left Wembley.

Ms Devereux said: “It was a brilliant game, the atmosphere was absolutely amazing.”

One supporter, Oliver Ways, 28, said: “This time it’s coming home, the momentum is with us, I don’t care what anyone says.

“I’m so drunk but I don’t care – the game was just how we wanted it.

“I can’t believe I’m saying this but England are in a final.”

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