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England v Italy: All EE users get useful free gift today, make sure you take advantage

EE customers won’t face the nightmare of running out of data if they stream tonight’s Euro 2020 final on their phones. The UK network has announced that it is offering all of its users totally unlimited internet access from 6pm tonight until midnight.

That means anyone who uses EE can stream the entire game plus all the build-up and reaction without fear of a whopping bill arriving in the post. The data can also be used for all of those other online tasks such as making FaceTime calls, posting on social media and checking the web. EE says that recent games have driven record-breaking peaks on its mobile network as fans try and tune in to watch England’s success story.

Speaking about the freebie Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer Group: “Millions of fans across the country will understandably be glued to the final – whether that’s at home, out and about, or at Wembley Stadium connected by EE – and with emotions running high, the last thing you need concern yourself with is data running out. On Sunday evening, customers can rest assured that when it counts, you can count on our award-winning network – to stream every kick, capture every moment and share every roar when the Three Lions bring it home!.”

READ MORE: EE customers get one of the best upgrades in years but it does come with a warning

Along with this free boost, there’s more good news for EE customers with the network now offering a new option to help people stay online.

The UK network has just announced that all new or existing customers who upgrade their current plan will be treated to the firm’s ‘Stay Connected’ guarantee. This update means that anyone going over their monthly data allowance will still be able to connect to the web without needing to buy more access.

Now, for anyone who regularly runs out of data, it’s worth noting that this free internet boost won’t let you stream endless Netflix boxsets or download hours of music files on the move.

It’s been created to keep customers connected to emails and WhatsApp messages until their full allowance kicks in again at the start of a new month.

As EE explains, “the EE Stay Connected service automatically switches on once a customer has used their monthly data allowance and is fast enough for customers to send and receive data messages, check their emails on the go, and get where they need to with access to maps – helping them keep in touch.”

England v Italy: Watch Euro 2020 final in 4K on Sky Q, Fire TV, Samsung TVs and more

England face Italy tonight in the Euro 2020 final with millions expected to tune in to see if the Three Lions can win their first tournament since the 1966 World Cup. BBC and ITV are both showing the hotly-anticipated encounter which will be available to view in full HD on terrestrial TV and via the iPlayer and ITV Hub apps.

But, if you own one of the latest and greatest 4K tellies you might also be wondering if it’s possible to watch all the action in this glorious pin-sharp format. If you weren’t already aware, 4K offers an image that features four times the resolution that standard HD can muster.

This makes it perfect for viewing sporting action and there’s good news as some lucky fans should be able to watch tonight’s game in glorious 4K Ultra HD.

The BBC has confirmed that it will be broadcasting the England v Italy match from Wembley in 4K.

“For the first time fans can experience the Euros in superb Ultra HD quality live on BBC iPlayer, as part of a trial from the BBC. Viewers with compatible TVs and a high-speed internet connection will be able to watch 22 of the BBC’s games in Ultra-High Definition and High Dynamic Range,” the broadcaster said.

A number of games have already been broadcast throughout the tournament and the final is also getting this super sharp makeover.

Sadly, it’s not all good news with the BBC confirming that there will be a limited number of spaces available for each Ultra HD live stream with the broadcaster telling fans who want the ultimate experience to “get in early.”

To make sure you stand a chance of getting this picture boost it’s worth launching the iPlayer app on your device as early as possible as the 4K slots will be snapped up fast.

Don’t forget that this service available across a swathe platforms with iPlayer included on Amazon’s Fire TV sticks, Google’s Chromecast, Apple TV and on most modern smart TVs from the companies such as Samsung, LG and Sony.

Sky and Virgin Media set-top boxes also have the iPlayer app pre-installed installed which means you can watch the action straight from these devices.

Of course, you will also need a 4K TV with the BBC saying users will see if they are watching in 4K via a UHD icon that will appear on the screen,

When a fan selects to watch tonight’s stream they will also be able to choose to watch live in UHD.

The match kicks off at 8 pm with BBC’s coverage beginning from 6.20pm.

FIFA 22 release date reveal trailer LIVE with England vs Italy Euro 2020 Final prediction

EA Sports has revealed FIFA 22 in full, complete with an October 1 release date on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch and Stadia.

The FIFA 22 trailer reveal was announced alongside confirmation that Kylian Mbappe would return as the cover star.

“Honoured to welcome back Kylian Mbappe,” reads an EA Sports tweet. “The FIFA 22 cover star. Stay tuned for the game-changing reveal on July 11th.”

The first-look trailer – which you can see below – was revealed a few hours ahead of the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy.

More details will be revealed during the upcoming EA Play event at 6pm BST on July 22.

According to the reveal trailer, FIFA 22 will be powered by HyperMotion Technology.

“Powered by HyperMotion, FIFA 22 combines Advanced 11v11 Match Capture and proprietary machine learning technology to deliver the most realistic, fluid and responsive football experience for next-gen consoles and Stadia, unlocking the raw emotion, passion and physicality of the world’s game,” EA explains.

“HyperMotion technology enabled the integration of the first-ever motion capture of 22 professional footballers playing at high intensity. Additionally, EA’s proprietary machine learning algorithm learns from more than 8.7 million frames of advanced match capture, then writes new animations in real time to create organic football movement across a variety of interactions on the pitch.”

In other FIFA news, fans have been using the game to predict the score of tonight’s game between England and Italy at Wembley.

The Three Lions will be hoping to secure a first major tournament win since the 1966 World Cup.

England beat West Germany 4-2 in 1966, but have failed to set the world of football alight in the years since.

England came close during Italia 90, losing to West Germany in the semi-finals of the competition.

Germany would once again knock England out of a tournament in Euro 96, beating the Three Lions on penalties after extra time.

The England vs Italy game is tough to call, with both teams enjoying exceptional tournaments.

Based on a simulation by FIFA YouTube streamer Paxo666UK, England will beat the Italians 1-0.

Mason Mount scores the winning goal in the FIFA simulation, so fingers crossed he does the same tonight.

Based on the early reports, Mount will start alongside Sterling and Kane in the forward areas, while Rice and Phillips will play in midfield.

Southgate will seemingly go for a back five, featuring Shaw, Maguire, Stones, Walker and Trippier.

Euro 2020 final Italy vs England

Latest updates from Wembley Stadium where Italy take on England in the final of Euro 2020.

  • England in their first European Championship final
  • Italy last won the Euros in 1968; lost finals in 2002 and 2012
  • England have conceded just one goal at Euro 2020
  • Italy unbeaten in last 33 matches
  • Kick-off: 19:00 GMT

Hello, ciao. You are here because you love football and either England or Italy. Or both. Or neither.

I’m Faras Ghani (@farasG) and I will bring you the biggest football game today (Argentina beat Brazil in the previous biggest one this morning) together with Maria Michela D’Alessandro (@MMichiDale) in a Rome fanzone and Maira Watanbe outside Wembley Stadium in London.


Big police presence in Rome

And Michela from Rome tells us that Piazza del Popolo, one of the two fanzones set up in Rome, is surrounded by police officials and police cars.

“The fans are reaching the square singing and cheering for Italy. The two big screens at the fan zone are currently broadcasting the Wimbledon final.”

Rome on final day [Maria Michela D’Alessandro/Al Jazeera]

Impossible to walk around Wembley

Our correspondent Maira is taking a walk outside Wembley Stadium. And she sends us this update:

“There are loads of people arriving at the stadium, shouting, singing, people are just really happy and it is almost impossible to walk around. Loads of rubbish already on the floor and some people falling on the broken glasses, little bit dangerous.

She’s also spotted some Italian fans!

The Italian fans near Wembley Stadium [Maira Watanbe/Al Jazeera]

Stats Centrale

Got an appetite for some delicious freshly baked stats? Well, some stats date back to 1933 but I can safely say you can easily digest them.

Seated? Here you go: A statistical look at the Italy-England rivalry


Road to the final

Do you still remember how these teams got to the final?

You can either take a trivia in 55 years (some may ask why 55, others will know why 55) or head over to our special photo gallery:

In Pictures: Italy, England road to Euro 2020 final


Home or Rome?

What started on June 11 ends tonight: Italy take on England at Wembley Stadium in London in the final of the 2020 European Championship.

England hope that a partisan home crowd will help them lift a first major trophy since winning the 1966 World Cup at the old Wembley.

Italy have not won the Euros since 1968 but the Azzurri are on an unbeaten run of 33 games since September 2018 and have never lost against England at a major event.

Read our Euro 2020 final preview here.

England fans wild with excitement before Euros final packing streets and jumping on buses

Euro 2020 final pre-party gets underway on Wembley Way

Victory would mark the men’s football team’s first major tournament win since the 1966 World Cup success. And ahead of the nail-biting match, England fans across the country have been putting on an excited display.

Huge crowds donning England football shirts and flags gathered outside Wembley Stadium hours before the game.

People were clearly in party mode ahead of kick-off at 8pm.

Rowdy Three Lions supporters even climbed on top of a bus outside the grounds as anticipation mounts in the run-up to the match.

With the game at home, fans of England are expected to outnumber those cheering for Italy among the 60,000-strong crowd.

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England fans are going wild ahead of tonight’s bid for Euro 2020 glory (Image: PA)

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England fans across the country have been putting on an excited display (Image: PA)

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Huge crowds donning England football shirts and flags gathered outside Wembley Stadium hours before the game (Image: PA)

The British Beer & Pub Association predicts football fans will buy an incredible 7.1 million pints on Sunday.

People started lining up outside the 229 music venue in central London just before 12pm to attend an impromptu gig by The Lightning Seeds which will include a performance of the Three Lions football anthem.

Comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner will reunite with the band to perform their 1996 hit in front of a crowd of 200.

Kate Genery, 35, from Tunbridge Wells, Kent, said: “I’m feeling very pumped for the whole tournament. I’m riding on that wave.

READ MORE: England fans wish Three Lions good luck all the way from Antarctica

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People were clearly in party mode ahead of kick-off at 8pm (Image: PA)

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Rowdy Three Lions supporters even climbed on top of a bus outside the grounds as anticipation mounts in the run-up to the match (Image: PA)

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Boisterous England fans on top of a bus outside the grounds (Image: PA)

“Considering with Covid-19, everyone’s had a shitty year. You can sense a real buzz in London today, it’s like something is about to pop.”

Meanwhile, a Twitter user shared a video showing a red flare set off at Victoria Station as chanting could be heard in the background.

And King’s Cross had to be evacuated after England fans triggered the fire alarm with red and white smoke.

In Coventry, a street has been plastered in England flag bunting ahead of the big game.

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One England supporter climbs on top of a car (Image: PA)

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A Twitter user shared a video showing a red flare set off at Victoria Station as chanting could be heard in the background (Image: TWITTER/@jess_caterson)

Resident Jordan Branfield told Coventry Live: “It’s been 55 years since they got this far and after the last 18 months we’ve had we wanted to show some community spirit.

“We’ve already put bunting and banners up on around 15 houses, the whole way down the road, and around the corner too.”

And a football-mad dad has had “Euro 2020 England winners” tattooed on his right leg.

Lewis Holden, 26, from Oldham, had the declaration permanently inked on his skin on Thursday.

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In Coventry, a street has been plastered in England flag bunting ahead of the big game. (Image: COVENTRY LIVE)

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A football-mad dad has had “Euro 2020 England winners” tattooed on his right leg (Image: SWNS)

The tattoo also says “It’s Coming Home” in huge letters, along with a picture of a trophy.

The final – which is expected to attract a record television audience – is due to kick off at 8pm and will finish by 10pm if it ends in normal time, but could end closer to 11pm if there is extra time or a penalty shootout.

The Metropolitan Police has urged fans not to come to London unless they have match tickets or somewhere booked to watch the game.

The force said it will be deploying “a great many officers and specialist units to prevent crime and disorder and respond to any incidents right across London”.

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With the game at home, fans of England are expected to outnumber those cheering for Italy among the 60,000-strong crowd (Image: PA)

Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate thanked fans for their “incredible support” throughout the tournament, which has seen England reach their first major final in more than half a century.

Captain Harry Kane said the team hope to do the nation proud when they take to the pitch.

Good luck messages have been sent by the Queen, Prince William, Boris Johnson and even Hollywood star Tom Cruise.

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UK’s Queen Elizabeth wishes England team good luck ahead of Euro soccer final

LONDON, (Reuters) – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has sent a message to the England soccer manager to wish the team luck ahead of its most anticipated game since the 1966 World Cup final.

England are due to play Italy today in the Euro 2020 final at London’s Wembley Stadium, prompting excitement across the country, with beer sales soaring and special permission for children to start school late tomorrow.

Elizabeth wrote a letter to manager Gareth Southgate in which she recalled her memory of presenting the World Cup to England in 1966 and seeing the joy that brought.

“I want to… 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,” she wrote.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also wished the team good luck in a letter on Saturday. He congratulated them on what they have achieved so far and praised their teamwork and “sheer flair”.

“You have lifted the spirits of the whole country, and tomorrow we know you can lift that trophy too,” Johnson wrote.

“We are not just hoping or praying. We believe in you, Gareth, and your incredible squad. On behalf of the entire nation, good luck, have a great game – and bring it home!”

If England wins the tournament, there is speculation that Johnson could announce a national holiday to celebrate. A petition asking for a day off if the team win has gained more than 350,000 signatures.

While England have only once previously reached the final of a major tournament, this will be Italy’s 10th such final. In England’s favour, the 60,000-strong crowd will be overwhelmingly supporting the home nation.

Of the other nations in the United Kingdom, Scotland and Wales were knocked out in earlier stages of the tournament while Northern Ireland did not qualify.

England boss Gareth Southgate must do two things before Italy match – Jose Mourinho

“It was a big decision for England to stick with Kalvin Phillips and Declan Rice — a very strong statement which said, ‘We are not here to entertain, we are not here to be an amazing football team’.

“It’s a big lesson for some people who think the most important thing in football is to be beautiful. In the end, we realise what this country wants most is to win the Euros.

“If everyone was expecting Rice to start, it was not even 100 per cent sure that Phillips would be in the squad. But he has become fundamental to England.

“Then, Jordan Henderson shows what a captain is. A captain of Liverpool, he does not need an armband to be a captain for England. He’s there to come on when the team needs fresh legs and stability.

“It’s not easy to stop Italy playing but it’s easier to stop them creating, by being compact, having a lower defensive block.

“What is difficult is to control possession. If Jorginho is playing for Chelsea and your No 10 presses him, it’s difficult for them.

Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister wish England luck in Euro final

Queen Elizabeth and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent good luck messages to the England team ahead of Sunday’s Euro 2020 final against Italy at Wembley.

Gareth Southgate’s side have reached the European Championship title match for the first time, ending England’s 55-year wait for a major final appearance.

“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.

“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.”

Her grandson, Prince William, is set to be the senior royal representative at the final in his role as president of the English Football Association.

Meanwhile, Johnson praised England’s stars for lifting the nation’s spirits with their run to the final.

In an open letter to Southgate and his England squad, Johnson wrote: “I wanted to congratulate you and all the players on your amazing performance and achievement in this Euro 2020 tournament.

“For most people in this country, it is the first time this has happened in all their lives.

“You have lifted the spirits of the whole country, and tomorrow we know you can lift that trophy too.”

He attended England’s semi-final victory against Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday.

Johnson wore an England pin on his blazer as he was pictured holding up a flag in Downing Street.

“We are not just hoping or praying. We believe in you, Gareth, and your incredible squad,” he added in his letter.

The English editions of many of Britain’s Sunday newspapers devoted their front pages to the historic match.

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Originally published as Queen Elizabeth, Prime Minister wish England luck in Euro final

UK’s Queen Elizabeth wishes England team good luck

IMAGE: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth wrote a letter to manager Gareth Southgate in which she recalled her memory of presenting the World Cup to England in 1966 and seeing the joy that brought. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has sent a message to the England soccer manager to wish the team luck ahead of its most anticipated game since the 1966 World Cup final.

England are due to play Italy on Sunday in the Euro 2020 final at London’s Wembley Stadium, prompting excitement across the country, with beer sales soaring and special permission for children to start school late on Monday.

Elizabeth wrote a letter to manager Gareth Southgate in which she recalled her memory of presenting the World Cup to England in 1966 and seeing the joy that brought.

“I want to… 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,” she wrote.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also wished the team good luck in a letter on Saturday. He congratulated them on what they have achieved so far and praised their teamwork and “sheer flair”.

“You have lifted the spirits of the whole country, and tomorrow we know you can lift that trophy too,” Johnson wrote.

“We are not just hoping or praying. We believe in you, Gareth, and your incredible squad. On behalf of the entire nation, good luck, have a great game – and bring it home!”

If England wins the tournament, there is speculation that Johnson could announce a national holiday to celebrate. A petition asking for a day off if the team win has gained more than 350,000 signatures.

While England have only once previously reached the final of a major tournament, this will be Italy’s 10th such final. In England’s favour, the 60,000-strong crowd will be overwhelmingly supporting the home nation.

Of the other nations in the United Kingdom, Scotland and Wales were knocked out in earlier stages of the tournament while Northern Ireland did not qualify.

Piers Morgan urges England fans to be ‘classy and respectful’ amid ‘hypocrisy’ claims

A second added: “Two days ago he’s saying we are coming out of lockdown too soon, clearly not following his own advice. Obviously not too concerned.”

A third penned: The man who has continually criticized people without masks, not following rules, big crowds that ‘kill people’ Cheltenham in particular. Calling people covidiots for having a view or questioning anything. Tonight is football and heyho, amongst thousands of people. Where’s truth eh?”(sic) a third person remarked.

Others sent their support for England on Piers post.

The following day, the journalist returned to social media to defend his time at Wembley Stadium.

He penned: “Very happy to attend outdoor events where everyone is either fully vaccinated or has had a lateral flow test.

“Not so happy if everything gets opened up on July 19 without such requirements, and with covid cases surging so fast + many millions still unvaccinated.”