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In pictures: England suffer agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy

By July 11, 2021No Comments

Italy beat England on penalties to win the Euro 2020 final at Wembley.

Here, the PA news agency picks out the best pictures from the final.

In pictures: England suffer agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy PLZ Soccer
England fans climb aboard a bus outside the ground several hours before kick off (Zac Goodwin/PA)

In pictures: England suffer agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy PLZ Soccer
Fans gathered at Wembley (Zac Goodwin/PA)

In pictures: England suffer agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy PLZ Soccer
David Baddiel, Frank Skinner and Lighting Seeds with Sir Geoff Hurst performing their song Three Lions’ at a special gig for England fans ahead of the Euro 2020 final (David Parry/PA)

In pictures: England suffer agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy PLZ Soccer
Gareth Southgate and the England squad leaving the team hotel to head to Wembley (Jonathan Brady/PA)

In pictures: England suffer agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy PLZ Soccer
England fans cheer the bus leaving the hotel (Jonathan Brady/PA)

In pictures: England suffer agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy PLZ Soccer
The squad walked out at Wembley (Mike Egerton/PA)

In pictures: England suffer agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy PLZ Soccer
Wembley Way was a sea of England fans (Zac Goodwin/PA)

In pictures: England suffer agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy PLZ Soccer
England fans were also watching at BOXPARK Croydon (Ashley Western/PA)

In pictures: England suffer agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy PLZ Soccer
The closing ceremony took place before kick-off (Mike Egerton/PA)

In pictures: England suffer agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy PLZ Soccer
The Duchess of Cambridge alongside the Duke of Cambridge (right) in the stands (Mike Egerton/PA)

In pictures: England suffer agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy PLZ Soccer
Luke Shaw opened the scoring after just two minutes with his first England goal (Mike Egerton/PA)

In pictures: England suffer agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy PLZ Soccer
England fans celebrate the opener (Andrew Matthews/PA)

In pictures: England suffer agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy PLZ Soccer
Italy dominated the second half and got their reward when Leonardo Bonucci bundled in from a corner (PA Wire)

In pictures: England suffer agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy PLZ Soccer
England fans react in the stands after Bonucci’s equaliser for Italy (Nick Potts/PA)

In pictures: England suffer agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy PLZ Soccer
Where do you think you are going? Giorgio Chiellini (left) stops Bukayo Saka in his tracks (Nick Potts/PA)

In pictures: England suffer agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy PLZ Soccer
The tension ramped up as the final moved into extra time (Martin Rickett/PA)

In pictures: England suffer agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy PLZ Soccer
And penalties… (Martin Rickett/PA)

In pictures: England suffer agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy PLZ Soccer
Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho (pictured) missed their spot-kicks (Mike Egerton/PA)

In pictures: England suffer agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy PLZ Soccer
Gianluigi Donnarumma saved from Bukayo Saka to win Euro 2020 for Italy (Mike Egerton/PA)

In pictures: England suffer agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy PLZ Soccer
England fans at BOXPARK Croydon react as England lose on penalties (Ashley Weestern/PA)

In pictures: England suffer agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy PLZ Soccer
England manager Gareth Southgate consoles his players after the defeat (Mike Egerton/PA)

In pictures: England suffer agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy PLZ Soccer
Italy fans celebrating in Soho, London (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

In pictures: England suffer agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy PLZ Soccer
It was a different story for England fans in Croydon (Ashley Western/PA)

In pictures: England suffer agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Italy PLZ Soccer
Giorgio Chiellini lifts the UEFA Euro 2020 Trophy (Mike Egerton/PA)

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