Queen Elizabeth wishes England team good luck for Euro 2020 final against Italy

Gareth Southgate’s side has reached the European Championship title match for the first time.

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This Sunday’s Euro 2020 final featuring England and Italy is expected to be watched by the entire country, including the Queen.

England’s team received good luck messages from Queen Elizabeth and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ahead of the Euro 2020 final against Italy on Sunday. The Queen wished England manager Gareth Southgate the best of luck before England’s first-ever Euros semifinal on Saturday, which will take place at London’s Wembley Stadium. There is expected to be a crowd of 65,000.

Bobby Moore, captain of England, received the World Cup from the queen when the Three Lions won their only major trophy against West Germany at Wembley in 1966.

“Fifty-five years ago I was fortunate to present the World Cup to Bobby Moore and saw what it meant to the players, management and support staff to reach and win the final of a major international football tournament,” she wrote.

With England on the cusp of a historic triumph, the monarch added: “I want to send my congratulations and that of my family to you all on reaching the final of the European Championships.

“I send my good wishes for tomorrow with the hope that history will record not only your success but also the spirit, commitment and pride with which you have conducted yourselves.”

The English stars, meanwhile, were praised by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson for lifting the nation’s spirits by reaching the final. Johnson said England’s success has been a welcome boost after a tough year dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.