Euro 2020: Cambridges, Beckham and Stormzy among England fans celebrating historic win | UK News


There was bedlam up and down the country as England ended 55 years of hurt with a tense 2-0 win over Germany to reach the quarter-finals of Euro 2020.

From the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Wembley, to Stormzy at a fan zone, plenty of famous faces joined in with the celebrations as millions watched Gareth Southgate’s men knock out their long-time rivals.

Prince William, Prince George and Princess Kate were in attendance as England beat Germany 2-0

Joining his parents inside the stadium was Prince George. The Cambridges were at the ground as Prince William is president of the Football Association.

England were cheered out by a racous crowd at Wembley, as the progressed to the quarter-final

Almost 40,000 people were permitted entry to watch the match, with lucky fans witnessing history as England beat Germany in a knockout match for the first time since the 1966 World Cup final – when they were West Germany.

England fans will hope for a similar performance on Saturday, as England make it through to the quarter-finals

After a tight first half, goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane put England through.

40,000 fans watched on as England knocked Germany out of Euro 2020

England made it into the knockout stages without conceding a goal and a couple of big saves from Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford meant they kept another clean sheet.

While England fans celebrated, Germany fans were left with their hands in head as their side were knocked out by Southgate and co

On the other side, German fans in England were left in tears after their side were knocked out by Gareth Southgate’s team – in what was manager Joachim Low’s last game in charge.

Soccer Football - Euro 2020 - Round of 16 - England v Germany - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - June 29, 2021 England's Raheem Sterling scores their first goal REUTERS/Carl Recine

Raheem Sterling opened the scoring for England after 75 minutes.

Soccer Football - Euro 2020 - Round of 16 - England v Germany - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - June 29, 2021 England's Harry Kane scores their second goal Pool via REUTERS/Matthew Childs

Harry Kane scored his first goal of the tournament to seal victory at Wembley.

Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling got England's first goal and captain Harry Kane put the game beyond Germany

Sterling has now scored three goals in four games for England, while Kane broke his tournament duck.

Raheem Sterling got his third goal of Euro 2020, putting England ahead

England will now move to Rome for their quarter-final match against Ukraine.

Bayern Munich striker Thomas Muller missed a crucial change just after Raheem Sterling's goal

At 1-0, the nation held its breath as Thomas Muller was through on goal but the Bayern Munich forward put a good chance wide.

Stormzy, who was watching from Box Park in Wembley, celebrates England's win against Germany

Stormzy watched the match from Box Park in Wembley, as he celebrated with fans at the final whistle.

England were cheered on by royalty, former players and chart-toppers at Wembley

And at Wembley, England were cheered on by the likes of David Beckham, Ed Sheeran and David Seaman.

An England fan can barely watch in the first half, as England and Germany draw blanks in the first half

Some fans could barely watch the first half as both sides had chances to take the lead in a tense and nervy opening 45 minutes

Soccer Football - Euro 2020 - Fans gather for England v Germany - Manchester, Britain - June 29, 2021 England fans celebrate after the match REUTERS/Molly Darlington

But it was jubilation for supporters after Gareth Southgate’s men dispatched the Germans within 90 minutes – after a number of games in the round went to extra-time.

Before kick-off, England and Germany took the knee in solidarity against racism. Both captains also wore rainbow-coloured arm bands

Both teams took the knee before kick-off in solidarity against racism. Harry Kane and Manuel Neuer, both captaining their sides, wore rainbow armbands to show support for the LGBT+ community during Pride Month.

Soccer Football - Euro 2020 - Round of 16 - England v Germany - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - June 29, 2021 General view inside the stadium after the match Pool via REUTERS/Catherine Ivill

Thousands of fans cheered on both sides at Wembley stadium as stadia take advantage of increased capacity allowances in the wake of the pandemic.

After missing the crucial penalty against Germany at Euro 96, Gareth Southgate has led England to their first win against Germany at a tournament in 55 years

Southgate celebrated at the final whistle – it was his missed penalty that knocked England out of the semi-finals at Euro 96 against Germany.

Soccer Football - Euro 2020 - Round of 16 - England v Germany - Wembley Stadium, London, Britain - June 29, 2021 England manager Gareth Southgate and Germany coach Joachim Loew after the match Pool via REUTERS/John Sibley

Then England manager spoke to German counterpart Joachim Low after the final whistle.



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