- Title: Top this - England fans stand on bus outside Wembley
- Date: 11th July 2021
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JULY 11, 2021) (REUTERS) ENGLAND FANS STANDING ON RED LONDON BUS ON ENGINEERS' WAY OUTSIDE WEMBLEY STADIUM ENGLAND FANS STANDING AROUND BUS WHICH HAS SUPPORTERS STANDING ON IT FANS STANDING ON BUS AND FANS STANDING NEXT TO BUS SINGING THE ATOMIC KITTEN'S ENGLAND CHANT "SOUTHGATE YOU'RE THE ONE" ENGLAND FANS, CHANTING: "I'M ENGLAND TILL I DIE" ENGLAND FANS STANDING ON TOP OF TRUCK WITH HUNDREDS OTHERS SINGING FANS HANGING OFF TRAFFIC LIGHTS WITH THOUSANDS STANDING ON OLYMPIC WAY TWO FANS STANDING ON BOLLARDS AS THEY SING FANS SINGING, "PLEASE DON'T TAKE ME HOME" WITH DOZENS OF FANS STANDING ON A KIOS FANS SINGING, "IT'S COMING HOME", ONE HOLDING A RED FLARE VARIOUS OF FANS SINGING (TWO SHOTS)
- Embargoed: 25th July 2021 12:47
- Keywords: England Euro 2020 Italy Wembley Stadium fans soccer
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Europe,Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA001ELEBOSN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: England fans buzzed with excitement with around eight hours until kickoff at Wembley Stadium with a group of over-excited supporters standing on top a bus.
The number 206 to Kilburn High Road Station came to a stop on Olympic Way where hundreds of fans had already gathered just after midday (1100GMT).
About a dozen supporters climbed on top of the bus and led a rendition of the Atomic Kitten England chant, "Southgate you're the one".
The bus was stuck before about 30 minutes before the fans got off the roof and the driver could leave safely.
Gareth Southgate's team play Italy in the Euro 2020 final later on Sunday (1900GMT kickoff) in what is only England's second ever major final.
England won the 1966 World Cup, also at Wembley, 55 years ago and are in good form having not lost any of their previous 12 games.
However, Roberto Mancini's side are unbeaten in 33 games, which is quite a turnaround under the former Manchester City manager as he only took charge after Italy failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.
Italy are aiming to win their second European Championship, having also claimed the title in 1968, to add to their four World Cup crowns.
(Production: Gerry Mey, Simon Evans, Mitch Phillips, Tim Hart)
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