Euro 2020: Fans euphoric as England beat Denmark to reach final

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Fans at BOXPARK in Croydon celebrate England reaching the final after watching the Euro 2020 semi final match between England and Denmark.Image source, Getty Images
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At BOXPARK in Croydon, fans react as England's place in the final is secured

From living rooms to locals, fan zones and a packed Wembley stadium, fans cheered on England as they beat Denmark 2-1 in the Euro 2020 semi-final.

Some 60,000 fans watched in person at Wembley, with millions more cheering on the action on screen.

England fans flew the flag for the Three Lions by decking out their streets, homes and pubs in red and white for the occasion.

The 2-1 win secured England a place in the Euros final for the first time.

A peak TV audience of 20.9 million watched England thrash Ukraine 4-0 in the quarter-finals last Saturday.

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In London's Piccadilly Circus, fans blocked traffic as they rejoiced at England's win
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The Met Police said officers were keeping an eye on crowds in the capital
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Fireworks were set off above a sea of fans at Wembley, where England will play Sunday's final
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Delight was written all over the faces of these fans in Manchester when England equalised
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Much of the match was a nail-bitingly tense 1-1, with the semi-final going in to extra time
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But once the final whistle was blown, the relief and happiness was there to see
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Many England fans in the stadium felt sure that football is coming home
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Two fans in Manchester were overjoyed
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In Paris, England fans were also seen celebrating in the Bombardier English Pub
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In Copenhagen, there was dismay from spectators as they watched Denmark lose to England
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There were smiles outside Wembley Stadium
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People travelled from across England to be at the stadium
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Some fans wore costumes, including dressing as Knights of St George for the big day
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And an England lion
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Others opted for striking England face paint
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Fans of all ages inside Wembley made it a night to remember
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This young duo showed their colours at the stadium
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FA President Prince William (left, front row) and Prime Minister Boris Johnson with his wife Carrie (right) were among those at the game
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Everyone at the match had to prove they were fully vaccinated or show a negative Covid test
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Some wore masks in the stadium area

Those with tickets to watch the match at Wembley Stadium had to prove they were fully vaccinated via the NHS app, with both doses received at least 14 days before match day.

Those not fully vaccinated had to show proof of a negative lateral flow test from the previous 48 hours. The stadium was at about 75% capacity, with the vast majority being England fans.

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Comedians David Baddiel (c) and Frank Skinner (r) - who sang on the original Three Lions - were among those at Wembley
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Presenters Rochelle and Marvin Humes were also among the crowd

For those packing into fan zones, no proof of test or quarantine was required, but people had to check in via the NHS Test and Trace app.

In pubs and other venues, social distancing rules meant up to six people from six households, or two households of any size, could sit together inside or 30 outside.

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England fans celebrate as they watch a live broadcast of the semi-final match at Hackney Bridge in London
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Football mad butcher Dan Hill covered his home in Brierley Hill, West Midlands, with England flags
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Torrington Avenue in Bristol flew the flag for England
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England play Italy in Sunday's final at Wembley
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The Band of the Coldstream Guards perform a rendition of Three Lions

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