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.

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.

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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

England fans in Sheffield give their predictions ahead of the final

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Pre-match build up in Sheffield as fans get ready for the final against Italy - video Dailymotion

Watch Pre-match build up in Sheffield as fans get ready for the final against Italy - The Star, Sheffield on Dailymotion

Kyle Walker fondly remembered at former Sheffield secondary school

Staff at High Storrs School have shared their fond memories of the Sharrow-raised Manchester City and England defender, who came through the youth academy at boyhood club Sheffield United.

Euro 2020: Sheffield's England star Kyle Walker an 'inspiration' to city kids

Teachers at Kyle Walker’s secondary school have remembered how he developed from a “cheeky, skinny” 11-year-old to a “well-rounded, committed, exceptional sportsman”.

Barker’s Pool fountains drained ahead of final

Hundreds gathered in the square after England won in the semi-final.

Blades and Owls unite for England

Sheffield’s England heroes remember their roots

Check out all the city’s links to the England team below.

Sheffield City Council getting in the spirit

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Sheffield’s links to the England team

There’s lots of reasons for Sheffield to be proud of this England team, but there’s also plenty of strong local links. Kyle Walker, Harry Maguire and Dominic Calvert-Lewin were all born and raised in the city, while Blades keeper Aaron Ramsdale is also in the squad.

Conor Coady also spent a season on loan at Sheffield United in the 2013/14 season and the team’s psychologist, Dr Ian Mitchell, worked for the club during the 1990s.

Sheffield golfer Matt Fitzpatrick faces race against time to get to Wembley

Matt Fitzpatrick, who is currently just one shot off the lead in the final day of The Scottish Open, faces a race against time to reach Wembley Stadium for tonight’s final, having teed off at 1pm!

Well-known faces from Sheffield wish England good luck

Messages of support from Sheffield to the England team ahead of the final on Sunday - video Dailymotion

Watch Messages of support from Sheffield to the England team ahead of the final on Sunday - The Star, Sheffield on Dailymotion

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