Inside the stadium, there were 40,000 supporters, including many famous faces. But the atmosphere was just as electric outside of Wembley in designated fan zones, pub beer gardens and parks up and down the country.
As Gareth Southgate’s men progressed to the quarter-finals, overjoyed fans celebrated, hugged and chanted.
In Boxpark in Croydon, fans were – it’s fair to say – ecstatic. Stormzy was among those in the crowd celebrating as the second goal was scored.
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After the final whistle, fans who had watched the game in Trafalgar Square were heard shouting “come on England!” as they walked down Regent Street in London. Dozens of England supporters also climbed up on to the Shaftesbury Fountain in Piccadilly Circus where they are singing “Que sera, sera, whatever will be, will be, we’re going to Wembley, que sera, sera” and Three Lions.
A man also climbed up on to a London sightseeing kiosk in the middle of Piccadilly Circus. He spent about 15 minutes there, took his top off and began waving it over his head. The man was then thrown an England flag which he began waving in the air. He later got down, assisted by police and fans.
Police were seen in fan zones around the country. The Metropolitan Police said three people were arrested at Wembley Stadium during England’s Euro 2020 game against Germany. The force said one male was arrested for racially aggravated common assault, and two males were detained for fraud by false representation.