In Pictures: Joy and heartbreak as Italy beats England in Euro 2020 final

Italy celebrate with the trophy after winning Euro 2020. Source: Reuters

Italy inflicted heartbreak on England to win the Euro 2020 final after a penalty shootout at Wembley Stadium in London.

Millions of England fans had gathered to watch their side contest a major final for the first time in 55 years. They lost 3-2 on penalties after the match ended 1-1, leaving younger players who missed spot-kicks such as Bukayo Saka, 19, and Jadon Sancho, 21, sobbing on the shoulders and chests of their teammates.

Hundreds of fans charged security at Wembley before kickoff to try to enter the ground, with video clips showing fans fighting each other and officials. Police said after the game they had arrested 45 people while nineteen officers were injured in the riots. 

Italy celebrate with the trophy after winning Euro 2020. Source: Reuters
 Source: Reuters

Italy celebrates with the trophy after winning Euro 2020.

England's Harry Kane applauds fans after losing the penalty shootout. Source: Reuters
 Source: Reuters

England’s Harry Kane applauds fans after losing the penalty shootout.

Italy's Gianluigi Donnarumma celebrates winning Euro 2020 with teammates. Source: Reuters
Source: Reuters

Italy’s Gianluigi Donnarumma celebrates winning Euro 2020 with teammates. 

Italy celebrate with the trophy after winning Euro 2020 . Source: Reuters
Source: Reuters

Italy celebrates with the trophy after winning Euro 2020

Italy celebrate after winning Euro 2020 after a penalty shootout. Source: Reuters
Source: Reuters

Italy celebrates after winning Euro 2020 after a penalty shootout.

Italy's Federico Bernardeschi scores a penalty during a penalty shootout. Source: Reuters
Source: Reuters

Italy’s Federico Bernardeschi scores a penalty during a penalty shootout.

England's Bukayo Saka, Luke Shaw and Kalvin Phillips look dejected after a penalty shootout. Source: Reuters
Source: Reuters

England’s Bukayo Saka, Luke Shaw and Kalvin Phillips look dejected after a penalty shootout.

England's Harry Kane and wife Katie Goodland look dejected after the match. Source: Reuters
Source: Reuters

England’s Harry Kane and wife Katie Goodland look dejected after the match.

England fans with flares on Wembley way outside Wembley stadium ahead of the match. Source: Reuters
Source: Reuters

England fans with flares on Wembley way outside Wembley stadium ahead of the match.

England fans react after Italy wins the Euro 2020 at Trafalgar Square. . Source: Reuters
Source: Reuters

England fans react after Italy wins the Euro 2020 at Trafalgar Square.