Latest news from Wembley Stadium, where Italy face England in the Euro 2020 final.
- England in their first European Championship final
- Italy last won the Euro in 1968; lost finals in 2002 and 2012
- England have conceded just one goal in Euro 2020
- Italy unbeaten in the last 33 games
- Start: 19:00 GMT
Hello, hello. You are here because you like football and England or Italy. Or both. Or neither.
I am Faras Ghani (@farasG) and I’ll bring you today’s biggest football game (Argentina beat Brazil the older one this morning) along with Maria Michela D’Alessandro (@MMichiDale) in a fanzone of Rome and Maira Watanbe outside London’s Wembley Stadium.
Great police presence in Rome
And Michela of Rome tells us that Piazza del Popolo, one of two fanzines set in Rome, is surrounded by police officers and police cars.
“Fans come to the square singing and cheering Italy. The two big screens in the fan zone are broadcasting the Wimbledon final. “
Impossible to walk around Wembley
Our correspondent Maira is walking outside Wembley Stadium. And she sends us this update:
“There are a lot of people who come to the stadium, shout, sing, people are very happy and it’s almost impossible to walk around. Lots of rubbish already on the floor and some people falling on the broken, unsafe glass.
He has also seen some Italian fans.
Are you hungry for some delicious fresh statistics? Well, some statistics go back to 1933, but I can say with certainty that you can easily digest them.
Sitting? Here you are: A statistical look at the Italy-England rivalry
Road to the final
Do you still remember how these teams got to the final?
You can catch curiosities in 55 years (some may wonder why 55, others will know why 55) or head to our special photo gallery:
Home or Rome?
What began on June 11 ends tonight: Italy will face England at London’s Wembley Stadium in the final of the 2020 European Championship.
England hopes a crowd of supporting players will help them secure their first major trophy since winning the 1966 World Cup at old Wembley.
Italy have not won the euro since 1968, but the Azzurri have had 33 unbeaten matches since September 2018 and have never lost to England in a major event.