England VS Italy: Queen Elizabeth Wishes To Present First Euro Trophy To England
Queen Elizbeth II has recalled the spirit of the 1966 FIFA World Cup when she presented the trophy to former captain of the England national team Babby Moore.
Elizbeth II, 95, now wishes to present the Euro 2020 trophy to England’s manager, Gareth Southgate, in their first ever Euro Final which will hold on home soil.
In a message to Southgate, the Queen sent her wishes to the team, while she praised their conduct in the competition.
England will face Italy in Wembley to mark their first final in the history of the European Championship since 1966.
Southgate’s men beat Denmark 2-1 to get through to the Final, while Italy narrowly escaped Spain’s pressure on Penalties.
The monarch said, “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.
“I want to send my congratulations and that of my family to you all on reaching the final of the European Championships, and send my good wishes for tomorrow (Sunday, July 11) with the hope that history will record not only your success but also the spirit, commitment and pride with which you have conducted yourselves.”
Meanwhile, Southgates told newsmen that, “We want to bring the trophy home.We are in a final and we are here to win.
“It has been fantastic to have a letter from the queen and the prime minister and the recognition the team got. We had a fantastic reception when we left our base.”