When the final whistle was blown in England s Euro 2020 semi-final victory against Denmark on Wednesday evening, a nation let out a roar the likes of which hadn’t been heard since 1966.
It’s been 55 years since our men’s team have made it to the end of a major international tournament, and a clash against Italy on Sunday night at Wembley will finally answer the question, ‘Is football really coming home?'.
From the highs of seeing off Germany in the last 16 to the nerve-shredding tension of Wednesday’s extra time win against the Danes, Euro 2020 has been one hell of a ride for England fans, but it isn’t over just yet.
In preparation for the final, we’ve gathered some of the most emotive, passionate, and downright goosebump-inducing images from the Three Lions’ journey to the last two, as a four-week festival of football reaches its thrilling conclusion...
1. LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 29: England fans celebrate after their side's first goal scored by Raheem Sterling during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Round of 16 match between England and Germany at Wembley Stadium on June 29, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Carl Recine - Pool/Getty Images)
England fans celebrate against Germany. (Photo by Carl Recine - Pool/Getty Images)
Photo: Carl Recine - Pool
2. Southgate celebrates against Denmark
After 55 years of waiting, England's men's team have made it to the final of a major international tournament at long, long last. Gareth Southgate is the man who has masterminded the operation, and he let his elation pour out after his side's extra time win over Denmark in the semi-final. (Photo by Frank Augstein - Pool/Getty Images)
Photo: Frank Augstein - Pool
3. Fans erupt in Croydon
Southgate wasn't the only one jumping for joy on Wednesday, with an expectant nation going wild at the sound of the full-time whistle. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Photo: Dan Kitwood
4. Sterling opens the scoring against Germany
After a sluggish group stage, things really kicked into life for the Three Lions in the round of 16, with man of the moment Raheem Sterling opening the scoring in a 2-0 win over Germany. (Photo by Matthew Childs - Pool/Getty Images)
Photo: Matthew Childs - Pool