In the semi-finals of Euro 2021 England fans were found willing their team to a victory. Of course, it was a game that was tough, maybe because it had been quite a while since England had won this league. As many fans reminisce, it had been thirty years since England had brought home the trophy. However, many confess that they had remained hopeful. Hence, with the semi-finals of Euro 2021, it seemed that their dream would finally come true. Though Denmark put up a brave resistance, Harry Kane was able to bring home the trophy.
When England hosted Euro 96, Frank Skinner, David Baddiel, and Lightning Seeds penned the song “Three Lions”. This song echoed the sentiments of the nation which had reached the heights of glory in the World Cup 1996. After that, a quarter century had gone past. In the semi-finals of Euro 2021, Denmark was putting up a brave fight while England was being cheered on by fans. Well into extra time, precisely when 104 minutes were over, the surge of Raheem Sterling was met by JoakimMaehle. The decisive move was taken by Kane when Kasper saved his penalty kick.
Finally, England made it, albeit the hard way. By the time the match was won the 60,000 fans across the stadium were ecstatic. Indeed, it was after a long time that England went to the finals of a major tournament. The last time had been in 1996. After they won the semi-finals it was the turn of England to play opposite Italy. They had been winners of the World Cup about 55 years back.
However, England still needs to come back with a final victory since the Euro 2021 was not that. In the finals, Italy beat England with a score of 3-2, though the extra time since the original time frame saw both teams fight with a score of 1-1.