AFTER days of nervous anticipation, people were distraught after England lost in the Euro 2020 final last night but are proud of the team’s achievements in the tournament.

Fans flocked to their local pubs to watch the historical match against Italy in the hope that the team would win.

Oxford Mail: Fans at The Bullingdon on Cowley Road for the Euros 2020

The game started off on a high as England’s Luke Shaw scored a goal in the second minute with fans at The Bullingdon in Cowley Road, Oxford erupting in cheers.

But then nerves started to sink in after Italy scored in the second half.

The game went to extra time but neither team scored, leading to a penalty shoot-out in which Italy defeated England 3-2.

Fans held their heads in their hands.

Oxford Mail: Fans at The Bullingdon on Cowley Road for the Euros 2020

A win would have been the men’s football team’s first major tournament win since the 1966 World Cup success, which also took place at Wembley.

After the intense game, football fans in Oxford said they were disappointed in the result but proud of how far the team got in the tournament.

Bryan Shields, from Oxford said: “Overall, I had a fantastic time. At the end of the day, we got to the final and penalties and I’m proud of the team. You can see the negative, but I’d rather see the positive. It’s been incredible, especially after this tough year.”

George Jones, from Oxford, said: “How many years have we been waiting for the final? I don’t judge their misses, they’ve had exceptional form but it is what it is.”

Michael Charles, from Oxford, said: “This is the best team we’ve seen in years. The teamwork and comradery has been amazing.”

This was the first time England played in the final of the Euros.