Queen sends 'good wishes' message to England ahead of Euros final

The Queen has paid tribute to the "spirit, commitment and pride" of the England football team in a good luck message ahead of the Euro 2020 final.

Saturday, 10th July 2021, 4:31 pm
Updated Saturday, 10th July 2021, 4:34 pm
Jack Grealish trains with the England squad in preparation for the final of Euro 2020
Jack Grealish trains with the England squad in preparation for the final of Euro 2020

In a short note to manager Gareth Southgate, the monarch sent her "good wishes" for Sunday's match against Italy at Wembley Stadium.

Victory would mark the men's football team's first major tournament win since the famous 1966 World Cup, also at Wembley.

The Queen recalled presenting that trophy to Sir Bobby Moore almost six decades ago.

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In her message to the team, she 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 with the hope that history will record not only your success but also the spirit, commitment and pride with which you have conducted yourselves."