Heartbreak for England fans who pack Sheffield city centre for Euro 2020 final

Fans packed Sheffield city centre on Sunday evening for the Euro 2020 final but it wasn’t to be for England as they suffered more penalty heartbreak.

By Steve Jones
Monday, 12th July 2021, 11:16 am

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.

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An England fan in The Common Room following the penalty shootout heartbreak.

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

England suffer penalty heartbreak in Euro 2020 final.

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

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More photos of England fans in Sheffield

Sheffield bar erupts as England take the lead

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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.

Chaotic scenes as some fans try to force way into Wembley ahead of Euros final

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 buzzes with ecstatic England fans ahead of 8pm kick off

Sheffield city centre is alive this afternoon as fans and families make a day out of this evening’s fateful Euro Final.

England fans in The Common Room, Division Street.

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