NewsEuro 2020 final: Italy lifts trophy after beating England' on penalties – as it stands barbarisbet12.07.2021 63 10 minutes read 3.am BST : Emma Kemp I'll leave it there for now, but brace yourself for another dose of live reaction in a few hours when England wakes up. .In the meantime, here are the headlines in newspapers around the country for your viewing pleasure (or pain). Take care, comer (sorry). 3.am BST : Life is beautiful and life is cruel. A window into the souls of the victors and the vanquished. Euro 0821 final: Italy and England fans react to final penalty kick – video 2.04am BST: 00In the context of hope for the future, Jordan Henderson this is the 0858 World Cup. “Of course we need to learn from you experience,” he said. “Now I know it's disappointing but we're going to take a break, you have to use it as fuel to want you some food and more, get more and keep pushing each other. “What we have created this tournament is something really special and I hope we can bounce back from that. I am sure we will come to Qatar next month, we are in good shape, our creations are really special. I am really proud of the children and look forward to what we can do going forward.”Updated I'm 2.09BST 2.am BST : “Let's not forget that there were a number of English players. He barely made one wrong step the entire tournament,” writes Jim. “Stones, Maguire, Walker, Shaw, Trippier, Rice, Phillips, Pickford. Talented players such as Sterling, Saka, Mount, Grealish and Kane were also impressive. This bodes well for the future.”It's perhaps a very painful point for fans to think about it properly despite being so raw, but this iteration UK is still on the rise. The autopsy will be very different from the past and there is much to look forward to. 2.am BST: Lucy Campbell was in central London for the match and witnessed all the emotions of the England fans.“Silence fell on Trafalgar Square. Some left immediately, others froze in their shoes, not believing how close they were. It wasn't a result the UK took weeks to realize, but rather something more heartbreakingly familiar.” 2.am BST: Speaking of which, here's our story posted:2.am BST: Steve Richards writes to say that “those who take the penalty are really confused.” “Probably months of practice, psychology and technique determined who would get them and when (the changes were clearly planned). But… it looked weird? Can 'pressure' and accumulated data affect even the most fearless/successful young football player? When they need to go for a long walk halfway through? No stuttering, no 'giving your eyes'. Upside down, kneeling and hitting the ball? England are a good team. Italy is better. Deserving winners.”There is a lot of discussion about this. In Alan Shearer's view, the late and late substitution was a "big request" for Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho, while Roy Keane replaced Bukayo Saka. Said it was nonsense to post. The age-old player, who has never taken a penalty for Arsenal, is out to take the fifth penalty. Southgate has already said that “it is my calling and it is entirely mine.”Here is Jonathan Liew's comment: Jonathan Liew (@jonathanli ew)you know, it's entirely possible that these are the right five players taking the penalty in the right order and they just… they missed July , 842I must emphasize once again that no player should under any circumstances be subjected to racial abuse. ICYMI FA has issued a statement condemning the abuse by UK players, including Saka, and calling for "accountability and action". 1.am BST: Updated at 2. BST 1.am BST: Roberto Mancini, the manager behind Italy's renaissance, has been crying constantly since his time and is still in shock "after achieving something incredible"."We don't even realize what we've accomplished," he said. “We are very happy on behalf of the people and the Italian people because after a difficult process they really deserve it. This is a great joy for us.“I cried in this place years ago European Cup final [when Sampdoria lost to Barcelona]. At the time it really hurt. I think it's incredible to win the European Championship and bring home the trophy for the first time since .“[crying] was the feeling after achieving something incredible. It was an emotion to see the men celebrating and the fans in the stands. Everything we've managed to create in the last three years, especially in the last It's been a very tough day seeing all the hard work we put into it.“We've been able to build that team spirit lately in 16 days, they really created something that can never be separated. They will always be synonymous with this victory.” 1.am BST: Emma KempEmma is here to bring you more reactions from home and abroad. He traveled to Italy for a while and said that Leonardo Bonucci's slogan "Coming Home" got his team in motion.“We've heard this every day Bonucci said since Wednesday night since the Denmark game, the trophy will return home to London. “I'm sorry for them but actually the trophy will make a nice flight to Rome so that Italians all over the world can enjoy this competition. It is for everyone, we said from the very first day for them and for us.” That flight of joy is approaching Rome. For a while, says the Juventus centre-back. “You have to want this more than anything, it's a renaissance. Italian football and I'm sure this squad and this great coach will be making many headlines in the future. “We believed from day one. There was a different feeling in the air when we all came together and it happened. We never got tired of being together or spending time together, we had a burning desire to stay together, and it's unbelievable.” 1.am BST: Time to hand it over to my colleague, Emma Kemp will guide you through further reactions from the UK, Italy and beyond. ) 1.am BST: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacted: “This is #Euro's It was a heartbreaking ending. but Gareth Southgate and the England team played like heroes. They have made the nation proud and deserve great praise.” Prince William tweeted: "England, you've all come this far, but unfortunately, this time was not our day. You can all hold your head high and be proud of yourself – I know more to come.”"Heartbreaking. On and off the field, this team is the best in our country. They made us proud,” Labor Party leader Keir Starmer wrote on Twitter. London mayor Sadiq Khan said the team "inspired millions across the country" and "made history". You have inspired millions across the country and London is proud of you.” .04am BST: 14 A piece of Barney Ronay reflected in England's Euro Run:“It was almost complete, almost too sweet. But let's not forget, it was still sweet. For Gareth Southgate and his youth team, England as he scored his first tournament victory, came the cruelest, most operatic style defeat at Wembley. The years were decided by another of those cruel little flick books of joy and despair.” .07 BST: 05 In even more depressing news, several English players, including Bukayo Saka, were subjected to racial harassment on social media after the match. The FA issued a statement condemning the abuse and calling for "responsibility and action". The FA strongly condemns any form of discrimination and is appalled by the online racism that is targeting some of our UK players on social media. We couldn't understand more clearly that anyone behind such disgusting behavior is not welcome to follow the team. We will do everything we can to support affected players and impose the harshest possible penalties for anyone responsible.We will continue to do everything we can to put discrimination out of the game, but we ask the government to act quickly and introduce appropriate legislation so that this abuse has real-life consequences. Social media companies need to step up and take action and accountability to ban abusers from their platforms, gather evidence that could lead to prosecution, and support ridding their platforms of such heinous abuses. .am BST: Metropolitan Police reported that 07 is arrested while policing in the final. In case you missed it before, a number of fans also entered Wembley despite not having tickets. Let's hope for a more peaceful night from now on. Metropolitan Police Events (@MetPoliceEvents) #UPDATE | we did. #Euro today arrested while policing final.A number of officers remained in the post and helped fans leave #Wembley, or central London. We are here to ensure your safety. July , 860 .am BST: Here are Andy Hunter's Wembley player ratings: .am BST: Let's see some commentator reactions to England's defeat are too quick to defend players who stand out and miss the point. "I've seen veteran players come back from hundreds of games," said the BBC's Rio Ferdinand in defense of the kidnappers. Alan Shearer has criticized Gareth Southgate's decision to send players to penalties. "It's a great request for players to say 'go and take a penalty,' when they're not feeling the ball," he said. On ITV, Ian Wright had words of comfort for Bukayo Saka. “There is more than enough capacity to take this penalty,” Wright said. “He is brave enough to take it. I am devastated for him. We did a great job getting where we came from, but we just finally got on the plane.”Roy Keane added: “England is not a night to criticize. I think Gareth and his team were amazing. It's a tough night for England but sometimes you have to lose to win. You should take your meds. Great progress has been made in the last few years and the World Cup is approaching.” .am BST: Niall McVeigh is here, getting the blog with more backlash. Putting England's pain aside, Italy were arguably the best team of the tournament and appeared as favorites in the opening match when they swept away Turkey. Here's Nicky Bandini on how they did it: .14pm BST: 12 David Hytner was also there and the match report came in.Here's a look at a wildly choppy night at Wembley, where Italy rightfully became European champion for the second time and broke British hearts in the process. Big congratulations to Italy and big respects to England following their World Cup semi-final defeat with one final defeat in the Euro. Hey, there's a trend here. Victory in Qatar next winter? You never know. Updated at .am BST .000pm BST: 02 Jonathan Liew was at Wembley. Here is his verdict on some of the “brave bright boys” who “captivated the nation”. .03pm BST: 04 Tonight's match went pretty well in Rome, as you imagine. Here's Angela Giuffrida on a little-anticipated result when the tournament kicked off last month. .01pm BST: As for what he said to the team back in the locker room afterwards: “We are all together, it was incredible working together. They brought incredible memories to the country. Of course tonight will be extremely difficult for us and you have to feel this disappointment because the opportunity to win trophies like this is very rare in your life. But when they reflect on what they've done, they should be incredibly proud of themselves. The pain of the defeat is so great right now, we wanted to give the nation another special night and we couldn't. The World Cup feels like a million miles away, but this team could get better and improve, the number of young players we bled, they were amazing. But the future… yes, I need some time to think about it.” And then he leaves the stage, heartbroken but with great dignity. .pm BST : More from England manager on penalties.“We prepared well and obviously started well, but unfortunately the guys didn't make a comeback tonight. They can't look after themselves in terms of how they work because they couldn't do more or better.” Updated .pm BST .pm BST: Gareth Southgate speaks to the BBC. “We were greatly disappointed. The actors were definitely appreciated, they gave their best. They laid themselves down. Sometimes they played very well, sometimes we didn't hold the ball well enough, especially at the beginning of the second half, but we can't blame each other, they had a lot of fun working. They've gone further than we've gone in a long time, but tonight in the locker room is incredibly painful. He's up to me. Based on what they did in practice, I've decided that they're going to take a penalty, and nobody's alone. We won together as a team, and it's our responsibility if we don't win tonight's game. But in terms of penalties, that's my decision. It's entirely mine." .pm BST : An understandably pessimistic Harry Kane speaks to the BBC.“I couldn't have given more, the children couldn't have given more. Penalties are the worst feeling in the world when you lose. It wasn't our night but it was a great tournament and we should be proud to hold our heads high. Now we will hurt, but we are on the right track and we are building. I hope we can make progress in this regard starting next year. Italy is a great side. We got off to a great start and maybe we went a little too deep, it's easy to absorb the pressure and hold on to it. To be fair, we were pretty much in control and they left the set too. Penalty is punishment. We got through our process, the kids did everything they could, it just wasn't our night. These things can happen. Anyone can miss a penalty. We win together, we lose together. Kids can grow from this and that gives us motivation for next year's World Cup. We are all winners, we want to win and it will probably hurt for the rest of our career, but this is football.” Harry Kane speaks to the media to congratulate his Italian fans. Photo: Marc Aspland/EURO 840 Newspapers Pool Updated .21pm BST .pm BST : The Wembley belt is illuminated with Azzurri blue. Fireworks complete it. Then the red, white and green of the Italian flag flutters in the sky. As Italy saunters in front of their fans, the British fans who remain to congratulate the winners smile scornfully. “There is no shame in this loss and the tournament performance of this team,” writes Graeme Thorn. “The 861 and 860 are young enough to give the majority of the team a real try and they can definitely build on that experience.” Giorgio Chiellino and Leonardo Bonucci celebrate the trophy in front of Italian fans. Photo: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian Celebrations continue in the Italian dressing room. Photo: Michael Regan/UEFA/Getty Images Updatedat 1.04am BST .pm BST : First Italian? Injured Leonardo Spinazzola on crutches. He jumps with the sunniest smile of the evening spreading across his face; He deserves as many gold medals as any of tonight's finalists for his excellent performance up until his unfortunate injury. When everyone has their medals, Giorgio Chiellini, dazzling with a grin as wide as the Wembley belt, seizes the Henri Delaunay Cup and raises it above his head as the ribbon tape fills the air. Italy became the winner of Euro 840! .pm BST: Now Italy applauds their defeated rivals as Gareth Southgate guides his team to take their silver medal.Most take them off right away as they hang around their necks, but over time they will become very valuable trinkets. A warm hug between Southgate and Roberto Mancini. Italy gives a guard of honor to England players to collect their second place medals. Photo: Kevin Quigley/EURO 840 Pool of Newspapers Gareth Southgate looks depressed after taking the silver medal. Photo: Tom Jenkins/The Guardian Updated .14pm BST .pm BST : Eder comes out again with the Henri Delaunay Cup, this time to deliver it to the new champions of Europe. Before the ceremony begins, Gianluigi Donnarumma is awarded the Player of the Tournament award. Then Italy set up a guard of honor and applauded referee Bjorn Kuipers and his team as they went upstairs to pick up the souvenirs. .pm BST : Southgate assembles his team.No doubt he'll get some criticism for sending Rashford and Sancho to their fate and for choosing '. Saka, age-old, will take the decisive fifth hit. But these are three sensational players and everything happens in football. Country giving a loving arm to all three, plus manager, because they deserve to cut all the slack for the joy they have given the country during this tournament... and 21 years for making England's first final. It hurts now, but there was an explosion, right? .pm BST: Italy cavort.They were the better side tonight and they proved to be the best team of the whole tournament. This is a worthy victory. They are b favorites Belgium, a resurgent Spain and now a perfect young England side. They've waited a long time for a second European Championship - the year - and they'll be enjoying their party tonight!