Anticipation and excitement had been building across the city and the rest of England in the build-up to the match as Gareth Southgate’s heroes – including Sheffield lads Kyle Walker, Harry Maguire and Dominic Calvert-Lewin – prepared to take on Italy at Wembley Stadium.
It was the first time the England’s men’s team had made the final of a major tournament for 55 years – but their agonizing wait for glory goes on.
Pubs, bars and living rooms across Sheffield were filled with jubilant fans rejoicing after a difficult 16 months brought about by the coronavirus pandemic – and a city street was even renamed after one of the stars of the England team.
Scroll down for the best pictures and videos from the night.
Heartbreak for England fans who pack Sheffield city centre for Euro 2020 final
Last updated: Sunday, 11 July, 2021, 23:37
- Sheffield street renamed in honour of England star
- Well-known faces from Sheffield send good luck messages to Gareth Southgate and the England players
- Sheffield’s Kyle Walker and Harry Maguire play full game against Italy
Devastated fans at The Common Room following England’s penalty heartbreak
Heartbreak as England lose on penalties
This is the moment England fans watching in The Common Room on Division Street were left heartbroken in the Euro 2020 final penalty shoot-out.
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Fans at Two Thirds celebrate England’s goal
Watch Fans celebrate England's first goal at Two Thirds Beer Co in Sheffield. - The Star, Sheffield on Dailymotion
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Sheffield bar erupts as England take the lead
Watch The Common Room erupts as England score - JPI Media on Dailymotion
Watch Sheffield bar The Common Room erupt as England take the lead against Italy.
Nurse makes plea to protect Bears of Sheffield
A nurse has pleaded with England fans not to “mess with the Bears of Sheffield” following the Euro 2020 final.
She tweeted: “This is helping to raise funds for Ward 6, the Haematology and Oncology Unit at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
“The facilities on the Ward need to be first class to make the time these amazing children, young people and their families bearable..no pun intended.”
Ugly scenes in the capital
There have been reports of fans without tickets fighting stewards to get in.
There have been chaotic scenes in central London with some fans even trying to force their way into Wembley Stadium as excitement for England’s historic Euro 2020 final reached fever pitch.
More photos of England fans in Sheffield city centre
Excitement builds in Sheffield city centre
The centre of Sheffield is packed with excited fans of all ages!
Sheffield city centre is alive this afternoon as fans and families make a day out of this evening’s fateful Euro Final.