Euro 2020 Final: England and Italy are both ready.
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Tonight at 21:00 CET both teams will play in front of 60,000 supporters in Wembley Stadium. The vast majority of them will be supporting England. Only a thousand Italy supporters will be in the stadium.
For England, the ability to reach the finals is reminiscing of when they won the 1966 world cup. This is the first time that England managed to reach a Euro final, and the second time they managed to reach the final in a major tournament in 55 years. Italy is more used to this as they managed to be in the final of a major tournament ten times, six times in the World Cup and four times in the Euro.
Football fever is at an all time high in the UK. Both Queen Elizabeth II and Boris Johnson expressed their hope for victory. The Queen even wrote a letter to England’s coach Gareth Southgate.
55 years ago I was fortunate to present the World Cup to Bobby Moore and saw what it meant to the players, management and support staff to reach and win the final of a major international football tournament.Queen Elizabeth II
The letter continued,
I want to send my congratulations and that of my family to you all on reaching the final of the European Championships, and send my good wishes for tomorrow with the hopes that history will record not only your success but also the spirit, commitment and pride with which you have conducted yourselves.Queen Elizabeth II.
The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also sent congratulatory words to the England coach,
You have forged a band of brothers whose energy and tenacity and teamwork — and sheer flair — seem to shine in everything you do. You have lifted the spirits of the whole country, and tomorrow we know that you can lift that trophy too. On behalf of the entire nation, good luck, have a great game — and bring it home.UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
The Italian team arrived in the UK on Saturday, and their coach Roberto Mancini during a press conference said that it will be a tough match but they are ready for the challenge.
We have these last 90 minutes to enjoy ourselves. We’ll try to do what we know we can do and what has got us to this point.Italian Coach Roberto Mancini.
Italy never lost a game to England in a major event.
Who will you support?