- Title: Euro final better than my daughter's birth - England fan
- Date: 8th July 2021
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JULY 7, 2021) (REUTERS) ENGLAND FANS DANCING BEFORE GAME STARTED AT BOXPARK CROYDON, VENUE WITH BIG SCREEN IN SOUTH LONDON VARIOUS OF ENGLAND FANS REACTING TO DENMARK'S GOAL SCORED BY MIKKEL DAMSGAARD VARIOUS OF FANS CELEBRATING ENGLAND'S FIRST GOAL, AN OWN GOAL BY DENMARK'S SIMON KJAER VARIOUS OF FANS CELEBRATING ENGLAND CAPTAIN HARRY KANE'S GOAL (WITH RED LIGHTS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED ENGLAND FAN, SAYING: "Honestly Denmark made it so difficult but the fact that we've done it makes it even more better, honestly." (SOUNDBITE) (English) ENGLAND FAN, AMY CHRISTOPHERS, SAYING: "I never had any doubt but now that it's happened I don't feel real, I'm like floating right now I am like, I am alive (TEARS FORM IN HER EYES) when England have got in a major tournament final, (BEGINS SCREAMING) and it's coming home, oh my God, it's coming home!" VARIOUS OF FANS REACTING TO THE GAME (SOUNDBITE) (English) ENGLAND FAN, (DID NOT GIVE FIRST NAME) CARTER, SAYING: "It's England, it's coming home, you know it's a dream, it's become a reality and we are living, we are living, this is what we live for you know, as Englishman, as supporters, it's everything that we could ever dream of, it's finally come true. You know I was born in '91, we've never seen it happen and now it's finally here, and you know what? It's better than, it's better than... it's better than childbirth, it's here, and you know, my daughter was born in 2012 and do you know what? It's a better feeling, it's a better feeling! Come on England!" VARIOUS OF FANS REACTING TO THE GAME (SOUNDBITE) (English) ENGLAND FANS, MATT DAVIS AND CHLOE ADAIR, SAYING: MATT DAVIS: "Rollercoaster, rollercoaster." CHLOE ADAIR: "Yeah it was, literally, it's like so happy one minute and then the next minute you bite your nails, you're like ughhh, literally up-and-down up-and-down, but yeah." MATT DAVIS: "What a night, what a night, it's coming home." FANS CELEBRATING AT THE END OF THE GAME (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED ENGLAND FANS, SAYING: "It's impeccable, it's immaculate, it's spectacular, it's coming home its coming home its coming, footballs coming home!" VARIOUS OF FANS CELEBRATING THE END OF THE GAME
- Embargoed: 22nd July 2021 00:15
- Keywords: Denmark EURO 2020 England London Wembley semifinals soccer
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Europe,Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA001EKUCW8V
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Long-suffering England fans were full of emotion on Wednesday (July 7) as they celebrated finally having the chance to win another trophy for the first time since 1966 after beating Denmark 2-1 in the Euro 2020 semi-final.
One fan at Boxpark Croydon, a south London venue with big screens that has gone viral as fans go so wild when goals are scored, said the feeling better than when his daughter was born.
"I was born in '91, we've never seen it happen and now it's finally here, and you know what? It's better than, it's better than... it's better than childbirth, it's here, and you know, my daughter was born in 2012 and do you know what? It's a better feeling, it's a better feeling! Come on England!" he said.
"It's everything we've ever dreamed of," he said.
At the end of the match, supporters at Boxpark went wild dancing, cheering, taking off their shirts and chucking beer in the air.
England will face Italy in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley on Sunday (July 11) at 1900 GMT.
(Production: Ben Makori, Natalie Thomas, Emily Roe)
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