It's coming home! 13 spine-tingling pictures that sum up England's journey to Euro 2020 final vs Italy

Who’s up for another ride on the emotional rollercoaster?

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?'.

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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.

England fans celebrate against Germany. (Photo by Carl Recine - Pool/Getty Images)

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...

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)
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)
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)
Jordan Pickford has been a standout performer for the Three Lions at Euro 2020, keeping five clean sheets in his first five matches and only conceding one goal overall. The Everton stopper is guaranteed to win the golden glove. (Photo by Carl Recine - Pool/Getty Images)
England had waited a long time to beat Germany in the knockout round of a major international competition, but the round of 16 victory is one that few supporters will ever forget. (Photo by Matthew Childs - Pool/Getty Images)
Questions were being asked when captain Harry Kane failed to score in any of his group stage outings, but after hitting the second against Germany, he's gone from strength to strength, registering three in three. It was pure and utter relief when he notched against Joachim Low's side. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
After the relative calm of England's 4-0 rout against Ukraine in the quarter-final, Saturday's last four clash against Denmark got off to a slow start when the Danes took a first-half lead. Fears of history repeating itself of the Three Lions were strong to say the least. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
It may have taken him two attempts to put it away, but Harry Kane's goal was enough to spark wild celebration around Wembley and across the country. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Anguish, disbelief, ecstasy - Wednesday night had it all. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
In that moment, when Kane's follow up attempt hit the back of the net, we were all Phil Foden, weren't we? Expect sales of blonde hair dye to rocket if England win on Sunday. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
There were scenes of celebration all across the country on Wednesday night, but none were quite as striking as the outpouring of joy seen in the capital as the centre of London erupted into a carnival-like atmosphere. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)
Man's best friend got in on the act too. (Photo by NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP via Getty Images)
Is football finally coming home again? (Photo by John Sibley - Pool/Getty Images)