- Title: England fans begin party early at Wembley
- Date: 11th July 2021
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JULY 11, 2021) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS PROFANITY*** FANS WALKING DOWN OLYMPIC WAY TOWARDS WEMBLEY STADIUM FANS HOLDING RED FLARES WHILE CHANTING AS THEY WALK TOWARDS WEMBLEY STADIUM ENGLAND FANS CHANTING: "DON'T TAKE ME HOME, PLEASE DON'T TAKE ME HOME, I JUST DON'T WANT TO GO TO WORK. I'LL STAY HERE FOR A YEAR AND DRINK ALL YOUR BEER. PLEASE DON'T, PLEASE DON'T TAKE ME HOME" / TWO FANS STANDING ON TOP OF BOLLARDS / FAN SPRAYING CHAMPAGNE AND SUPPORTERS CHEERING FANS JUMPING AND CHANTING: "LET'S GO FUCKING MENTAL" FANS QUEUING OUTSIDE THE OFFICIAL FAN SHOP VARIOUS OF FANS WALKING ALONG OLYMPIC WAY TOWARD WEMBLEY STADIUM (TWO SHOTS)
- Embargoed: 25th July 2021 12:35
- 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: LVA001ELEBO07
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS PROFANE LANGUAGE IN SHOT FOUR
England supporters started the party very early on Sunday (July 11) with thousands of fans outside Wembley Stadium with more than eight hours before kickoff.
England play Italy in the Euro 2020 final later on Sunday (1900 GMT kickoff) but supporters were enjoying the day with it being England's first major final in 55 years.
England won the 1966 World Cup, also at Wembley, 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, Tim Hart)
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