England has achieved a remarkable feat after qualifying for its first UEFA European Championship final after 55 years in the ongoing EURO 2020.
England in its official Instagram made comment below:
The UEFA European Championship which was first played in 1960 is one of the major competitive international football tournaments among European countries which makes provision for top footballers around the world to serve their countries as part of their career while on international duties.
The UEFA European Championship is being played at intervals of four years and record has it that since 1966 England has never gotten to the final stage of this competition.
The best performance ever by England was in 1968 with a third place finish. England has always been eliminated at either the group stages or round of 16.
In the last competition hosted by France in 2016 where Portugal lifted the trophy, Iceland eliminated England at the round of 16 stage.
England were seen to have made this remarkable history after they came from behind with Simon Kjaer’s own goal to level the scores after Mikkel Damsgaard’s superb free kick for the Danes in the first half.
The game, which ended in a 1-1 at the end of full time saw the England Captain, Harry Kane record his 4th goal of the competition in the 103rd minute of extra time, after Raheem Sterling was fouled. The man fondly called “Hurricane” converted the resultant penalty kick but not without a momentary tense moment. Denmark and Leicester goalkeeper, Kasper Schmeichel parried Kane’s penalty kick but the England captain tucked the rebounding ball into the net.
At the end of the match, to mark the achievement of their country’s first final after 55 years, English fans were seen celebrating with different fire works.
The last time England played in the final of a major football tournament was in 1966 when England defeated then West Germany in the World Cup final.
Disciplinary action has been filed against England by UEFA. In a statement the European football governing body said, “Disciplinary proceedings have been opened following the UEFA EURO 2020 semi-final match between England and Denmark (2-1), played on 7 July at Wembley Stadium, London.”
England will now meet Italy on Sunday, July 11, to see if they can claim their first win of the competition.