Football fever: The pets supporting England in Euro 2020

Eight-month-old Bowie sporting a neckerchief ahead of the game

As England gear up for the Euro 2020 final against Italy tonight, pets across the nation are getting behind the team.

Sporting shirts, neckerchiefs and flags, our beloved pets are getting into the football spirit.

Here is a selection of football-mad animals.

Bowie from Bournemouth is getting into the football spirit
Cody from Bognor Regis is ready to cheer on the team
Luna waiting for kick off
The donkeys at the Hayling Island Donkey Sanctuary are hoping for an England win

Sansa is ready for the match

England v Italy: What you need to know about the Euro 2020 final

When is the final happening?

The Euro 2020 final kicks off at 8pm on Sunday 11 July at Wembley Stadium.

Can I get a ticket?

While the capacity for the final, along with both semi-finals which have all been at Wembley, has been increased to more than 60,000, it seems there is little hope of securing a ticket if you do not already have one. As it stands, there are no tickets on sale on the Uefa website for the final. Most ticket sales took place in 2019, long before the matches in each stage of the knockout stage of the competition were known. If the situation changes, however, and more tickets do become available, fans would likely need to stump up hundreds – if not thousands – of pounds to secure a seat.

Where can I watch the game on TV or online?

The game will be broadcast on ITV, with its coverage starting from 6.30pm on Sunday. It will also be available to stream online on the ITV Hub (for viewers in the UK only).

What if I'm watching it at a pub?

Pubs in England will be allowed to stay open later on Sunday, in case the final goes to penalties, Downing Street has said.

The government has granted pubs special permission to open until 11.15pm - 15 minutes after normal closing time on Sunday.


Watch England v Italy live on ITV and ITV Hub - coverage begins from 6.30pm, kick off at 8pm