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As England fans endure the nervous countdown to tonight’s historic European final against Italy, there are a few things to watch out for.

From training, manager outfits and famous faces to watch in the stands, here are five things to watch out for at Wembley tonight.

An early goal in England?

Wouldn’t that be lovely? Calm your nerves a bit? England specialize in pitched starts, from the moment Phil Foden hit the post in the opening six minutes of his opener against Croatia.

There were quick goals against the Czech Republic and Ukraine.

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Phil Foden hit the inside post against Croatia. Photo: AP

Remember, Kieran Trippier gave England a five-minute lead in their 2018 World Cup semi-final, but Croatia won the game 2-1.

Gareth Southgate and his players think they’re better equipped to stay ahead now.

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Kieran Trippier scored an England-Croatia debut goal in Russia 2018. Photo: AP

“It’s all about the experience and management of the game,” said Tripper himself.

“To live this moment against Croatia was to learn.”

The managerial sartorial contrast

Which one catches your eye the best? Gareth Southgate’s polka-dot ties or the light gray Armani suits of Roberto Mancini and his coaching staff from Italy?

Surprise, surprise – Italians are causing a sensation in fashion issues, these suits sometimes paired with navy shirts, sometimes with crisp white ties and shirts.

Soccer Football - Euro 2020 - Round of 16 - England v Germany - Wembley Stadium, London, Great Britain - June 29, 2021 England's Gareth Southgate celebrates at the end of the Pool match via REUTERS / Frank Augstein
Gareth Southgate ditched his World Cup vest and opted for polka dot ties instead

Southgate – his 2018 World Cup vests left in the wardrobe this time – wore a polka dot tie for every game bar.

The exception was the only game his side didn’t win, the 0-0 draw against Scotland. Peas tonight, then, surely.

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Roberto Mancini in gray Armani …

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