Euro 2020: Live updates as pubs packed across Portsmouth ahead of England vs Italy final

England have lost the Euro 2020 final on penalties.

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.

Kurt Lee, 35, Eugene Sharp, 29, Kyle Ward, 29 and Dan Fiford, 32 all from Southsea, at the Kings pub in Albert Road.

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    The tension in pubs across the area was palpable – but sadly it was not to be.

    Follow along in our live blog below.

    Dean Edwards 28 from Paulsgrove with our children Vegas age 6, Leo age 4 and Chelsea-Rose age 2. Picture: Katherine Edwards
    An England flag on the road near Portsmouth this morning. Picture: Angus Petty

    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

    Even pets are ready for the football

    Patients can watch England match for free at QA Hospital

    This is what being at Wembley looks like

    Wembley Way

    This photo was sent to us by Stuart Johnston from Portsmouth who is at Wembley this afternoon!

    Have you got your England kit on?

    Dean Edwards 28 from Paulsgrove with children Vegas age 6, Leo age 4 and Chelsea-Rose age 2

    This is Dean Edwards with his children Vegas age 6, Leo age 4 and Chelsea-Rose age 2 - and they are all ready for the final!

    The family are from Paulsgrove.

    Are you in your England kit? Send photos to [email protected] and we’ll try to feature them in our blog this evening!

    Excitement building at The Green Post

    The Green Post in Hilsea

    The Green Posts in North End is already filling up ahead of the final.

    The boys in the photo have been regulars at the pub, coming to as many games as they can.

    Archie Barley, 18 from North End, is the one who brought the England flag in.

    He said: 'I'm feeling nervous about the game, but still reckon we'll win 2-1... but we'll probably have to come back from behind.'

    Bad weather on the way

    A weather warning for heavy rain has been issued for Portsmouth.

    The Met Office has issued a yellow alert with the chance of being ‘torrential downpours’.

    Thunderstorms could also be seen.

    There s a risk of flooding and travel disruptions.

    Sense of nervousness in The Green Post

    The Green Post

    A sense of nervousness is being felt by everyone at the Green Post in Hilsea

    Jack Huskinson, 21 from Leigh Park (left) said: 'I think it's probably because we've come so far and I don't want us to lose at the final hurdle. If there was a team I didn't want us to face in the final, it would have been Italy.'

    Harry Harris, 23 from Hilsea (right) is also feeling the nerves, but has been surprised by England's performance throughout the tournament.

    He said: 'Before the tournament I thought the best team we've had in recent years was with the Golden Generation [Euro 2004 and WC 2006] but these boys have proven me wrong.'

    Huge queue outside Portsmouth pub hours before England match

    England supporters gather outside The Fat Fox pub ahead of the England v Italy Euro 2020 cup final. Picture: Keith Woodland (110721-15)

    What score are you predicting?

    Ironmaster in Fareham getting ready for a busy night

    Ironmaster pub in Fareham

    Staff at the Ironmaster’s are busy prepping for a fully booked evening ahead of the Euro 2020 final before kick off at 8 pm.

    Left to right: Team members Emma Clayton, Jacob Shrub, Rosie Hayto, Carol Baker, Landlady and Phil Welden team member.

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