England reach the final of “their” Euro against Italy. Deprived of a trophy for half a century, the English dismissed courageous Danes (2-1 after extra time) on Wednesday July 7 in the semifinals in London, capsizing Wembley stadium before facing the Italians on Sunday.
In a very intense match, a questionable penalty transformed into two stages by captain Harry Kane (104th) freed the English, who had been pushed to extra time after a splendid free kick from Mikkel Damsgaard (30th) and an equalizer against his Danish captain Simon Kjaer’s camp (39th).
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Fifty-five years after the English triumph at the World Cup in 1966, the “Three Lions” will play their first Euro final after years of famine and disillusionment.
A remarkable journey in this Euro
“I am so proud of the players. It was an incredible evening, the supporters were incredible all evening “, welcomed England coach Gareth Southgate. Italy “Has really been a very high level team for two years now. (…) It’s a team that plays with a lot of energy and style, it’s difficult to score against them ”, he noted.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who attended the meeting, highlighted the “Fantastic performance from Gareth Southgate’s team”, who played “With all his heart”, adding on Twitter: “Now the final. Let’s take her home. “ Same satisfaction from the supporters, who celebrated this success by the dozen in the streets of London and Manchester in particular, and in one of the British newspapers, several of whom made a play on words with Final (“Final”) and Finally (” finally “).
This qualification for the final rewards an almost perfect course in this tournament organized in eleven cities of eleven countries, which they will have practically played at home, with the exception of a quarter-final in Rome against Ukraine (4-0 ). It now remains to finish in style on Sunday, at 9 p.m. against Italy.