Anticipation and excitement had built up across town and the rest of England as the game approached as Gareth Southgate’s heroes – including Sheffield guys Kyle Walker, Harry Maguire and Dominic Calvert -Lewin – were preparing to face Italy at Wembley Stadium.
It was the first time the England men’s team had made a major tournament final in 55 years – but their agonizing wait for glory continues.
Sheffield’s pubs, bars and lounges were filled with jubilant fans rejoicing after a difficult 16 months brought on by the coronavirus pandemic – and one city street was even renamed after one of the stars of the England team.
Scroll down for the best photos and videos of the night.
Last update: Sunday July 11, 2021, 11:37 PM
- Sheffield Street renamed in honor of the English star
- Well-known Sheffield faces send good luck messages to Gareth Southgate and England players
- Sheffield’s Kyle Walker and Harry Maguire play full game against Italy
Devastated fans at common room after England heartbreak
Blow of heart as England lose on penalties
This is the moment when English fans watching in the common room on Division Street got their hearts broken in the Euro 2020 final penalty shootout.
Fans at Two Thirds celebrate England goal
More pictures of English fans in Sheffield
Sheffield bar bursts as England take the lead
Watch Sheffield bar The Common Room erupt as England take the lead against Italy.
Nurse advocates for protection of Sheffield bears
A nurse begged England fans not to “play with the Bears of Sheffield” after the Euro 2020 final.
She tweeted: “It helps raise funds for Department 6, the Hematology and Oncology Unit at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
“The facilities in the neighborhood have to be first class to make the time of these children, youth and their families bearable .. no pun intended.”
Ugly scenes in the capital
There have been reports of fans without tickets battling stewards to enter.
More pictures of English fans in Sheffield city center
Excitement builds in Sheffield city center
Sheffield center is full of enthusiastic fans of all ages!
England fans in the Common Room, Division Street.
English fans in Sheffield give predictions ahead of final
Kyle Walker fondly remembers former Sheffield high school
High Storrs School staff shared fond memories of the Manchester City and England defender raised by Sharrow, who went through the youth academy at Sheffield United childhood club.
Barker’s Pool fountains emptied before the final
Hundreds of people gathered in the square after England won the semi-final.
Blades and Owls unite for England
Sheffield’s English heroes remember their roots
Check out all of the city’s links to the England squad below.
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This notice was published: 2021-07-11 22:30:37