In Pictures: Fans fly the flag as football fever grips England

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An England fan outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final between England and Denmark (PA Wire)
An England fan outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final between England and Denmark (PA Wire)

England football fans are showing their support for the team ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final against Denmark

There will be 60,000 supporters inside Wembley for the semi-final, and many fans arrived early for the big match.

England fans dressed as knights outside Wembley Stadium (PA Wire)
England fans dressed as knights outside Wembley Stadium (PA Wire)
Fans outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final match between England and Denmark (PA Wire)
Fans outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final match between England and Denmark (PA Wire)

Fans across the country have also been getting into the party spirit, flying their flags in support of Gareth Southgate’s team.

Alan Putman, in costume and a horse-drawn carriage, on the Kirby Estate in Bermondsey, south London, where residents are showing their support for England ahead of their game against Denmark at Wembley (PA Wire)
Alan Putman, in costume and a horse-drawn carriage, on the Kirby Estate in Bermondsey, south London, where residents are showing their support for England ahead of their game against Denmark at Wembley (PA Wire)
The residents of Towfield Court in Feltham have transformed their estate with England flags for the Euro 2020 tournament (PA Wire)
The residents of Towfield Court in Feltham have transformed their estate with England flags for the Euro 2020 tournament (PA Wire)

This is the first time the men’s team has made it to the semi-final of a European Championship since the penalty shootout defeat to Germany at Euro 96.

The winners of Wednesday night’s match will face Italy in the final.

England fans sporting facemasks of Ed Sheeran and David Beckham outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final match between England and Denmark (PA Wire)
England fans sporting facemasks of Ed Sheeran and David Beckham outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final match between England and Denmark (PA Wire)
Merchandise for sale outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final match between England and Denmark (PA Wire)
Merchandise for sale outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final match between England and Denmark (PA Wire)

Lars Thuesen, Danish ambassador to the UK, said 8,000 Danish people living in the UK will be among the Wembley crowd later, with numbers limited due to travel restrictions.

The crowd at Wembley will be the largest since coronavirus restrictions were introduced last spring.

England fans outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 semi-final match between England and Denmark (PA Wire)
England fans outside Wembley Stadium ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 semi-final match between England and Denmark (PA Wire)
England fans pose with a Danish supporter on Wembley Park Boulevard (PA Wire)
England fans pose with a Danish supporter on Wembley Park Boulevard (PA Wire)

The mood is jovial outside Wembley as fans joke around with each other. One supporter appeared to take the lyrics to a certain song somewhat too literally…

An England fan wearing three Lion chocolate bars on his shirt (PA Wire)
An England fan wearing three Lion chocolate bars on his shirt (PA Wire)
England supporters enjoy the carnival atmosphere outside Wembley (PA Wire)
England supporters enjoy the carnival atmosphere outside Wembley (PA Wire)

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