‘Pride of lions’: what the papers say about England’s Euro final defeat

Heartbreak is the word of the day as newspapers capture the poignant end of a thrilling journey for the football team that dared to dream

The excruciating agony of England’s loss on penalties in the final of Euro 2020 dominates the front pages after the team repeated history at Wembley.

There is no more poignant parallel than manager Gareth Southgate consoling his players 25 years after his miss sent England out of Euro 96 at the same stadium, and the image features on many of the fronts.

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