Football

Euro 2020: Military Personnel React As England Lose Final On Penalties

A 3-2 loss in the penalty shootout meant Italy won the European Championships at Wembley Stadium.

England have lost in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley on penalties as Italy won their second European Championships.

A 1-1 draw after extra time meant a penalty shoot-out was needed to decide a winner.

Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka all missed as Italy held their nerve to win.

Personnel based in Germany and Bahrain were able to watch the game through BFBS TV - Sennelager's NAAFI had a screen showing BBC One via BFBS, while a big BFBS screen was again made available in Bahrain to servicemen and women.

The occasion started in military style as the Red Arrows flew over Wembley before the kick-off.

Prince William was in attendance alongside the Duchess of Cambridge and their eldest son, Prince George.

They, alongside many inside the stadium, were shown celebrating Luke Shaw's early opener for England.

After the match, they tweeted a message of pride at the team's performance.

Many other military personnel including the Royal Navy's Sam Matevesi and the Yorkshire Regiment's official Twitter account also reacted.