Euro 2020: Cambridges, Beckham and Stormzy among England fans celebrating historic win
Written by Hitmix News on 30 June 2021
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.
Joining his parents inside the stadium was Prince George. The Cambridges were at the ground as Prince William is president of the Football Association.
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.
After a tight first half, goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane put England through.
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.
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.
Sterling has now scored three goals in four games for England, while Kane broke his tournament duck.
England will now move to Rome for their quarter-final match against either Ukraine or Sweden.
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 watched the match from Box Park in Wembley, as he celebrated with fans at the final whistle.
And at Wembley, England were cheered on by the likes of David Beckham, Ed Sheeran and David Seaman.
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
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.
Southgate celebrated at the final whistle – it was his missed penalty that knocked England out of the semi-finals at Euro 96 against Germany.