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Euro 2020 final - 14th July 2021 view all

It was the final of Euro 2020. England played Italy. Football fans had parties on the streets.

The match was at Wembley stadium. The competition was one year late. Covid-19 stopped the competition last year.

It was England’s first men’s football final for 55 years. Italy’s team played 33 matches without losing.

England had a good start. They scored a goal in the second minute. Italy scored after 67 minutes. They played extra time. They took penalties. England and Italy missed two penalties.

England’s Bokayo Saka is 19 years old. He took a penalty. He missed. Italy won the match.

England fan Geraldine was sad.

Geraldine Howard: "Gutted, absolutely gutted – but, you know, they made history. They got us to the first finals in 55 years. So, still got to be proud of them for what they achieved. Just absolutely gutted that it come down to penalties and we lost really, so... ."

People like England’s players and manager. They gave money to the National Health Service. They hate racism.

Ruhel talks about the team.

Ruhel: "I think this England team is very likeable, they’re very relatable. It's a very diverse England team, so I think a lot of people can, you know, buy into the whole, whole ethos that Gareth is building. So yeah, I think, I think going into the World Cup next year, I think it's going to continue, yeah – this, this positive momentum."

England fans hope the team can win next time. But now, Italy are the champions. view less

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