The Three Lions men’s team were in their first major tournament final for 55 years – the last being at Wembley in 1966 – and took Italy to extra-time and penalties.
The tension in pubs across the area was palpable – but sadly it was not to be.
Follow along in our live blog below.
Live updates as Portsmouth gets ready for Euro final
Last updated: Sunday, 11 July, 2021, 16:00
- Pubs busy across the city
- Fans hope for a bank holiday tomorrow
- England face Italy at Wembley Stadium
Watch this version of Vindaloo filmed in Portsea!
Message from Gareth Southgate to England fans
51 best photos of England fans in Portsmouth pubs during Euro 2020 so far
Big crowd in Leicester Square, London already
Look at this amazing work of art on Hayling Island
This photo is from Nette Petley.
It was created on Hayling Island today by max (5) and George (8) with some help of the biggest kid on our farm - Sam!
Diehard England fan’s warning after contracting Covid ‘at Trafalgar Square fan zone’
Football-mad Marc Fewell, 41, said he knew he was taking a risk of watching Gareth Southgate’s men win over Germany alongside thousands of fans in London.
He thought that risk was outweighed by having been double vaccinated with the Pfizer jab. The Waterlooville dad thought he was fully protected.
But after going on to suffer so badly with the virus that he could barely lift a finger to celebrate the 2-1 win over Denmark, he is warning others what Covid can do.