EURO 2020: England Make It To The Finals For The First Time Since World Cup 1966

By Rachael Grealish

England has reached its first competitive final since the team won the World Cup in 1966 – that’s right, the first time in 55 years, a helluva lot longer than any of the players have been alive.

England will face Italy in the final of the European Championships after defeating Denmark with a 2-1 victory.

60,000 people crowded in to Wembley – and inelegantly booed the opponents national anthem again – as England kicked off their semi-final match.

As it was the first semi-final England had reached since Euro 1996 fan were clearly on edge for this one – and rightly so.

Denmark scored first when Mikkel Damsgaard curled in a free kick.

England’s first goal only came in when Denmark player, Simon Kjær, scored an own-goal.

The odds were against England as previous matches against Denmark were not in their favour.

England had won just one of their last six competitive meetings with the team – that was back in the 2002 World Cup – that was until tonight, of course.

Now England must play Italy in the finals on Sunday July 11 – a team that has never lost to the home nation.

That’s right, the team has never lost to England at a major finals, with 2-1 FIFA World Cup victories in 1990 (third-place play-off) and 2014 (group stage) on top of those EURO triumphs.

But, who knows, football could be coming home after all.