England fans set fireworks off outside Italy squad hotel at 2am ahead of final

England fans set off fireworks outside the Italy team hotel in the early hours of Sunday morning ahead of the Euro 2020 final.

Footage that has emerged on social media shows fireworks lighting up the sky near Italy's training base.

Roberto Mancini's side have been staying at the luxurious Myddelton Lodge at Tottenham's training ground since arriving in the UK for semi-finals.

Three Lions supporters have done their best to disrupt their sleep on the eve of the Wembley finale.

Locals at a nearby pub set off numerous fireworks in a display at around 2:30am.

But fortunately for the Azzurri, they were left undisturbed by the incident as every room in the hotel is 100% sound proof.

Italy's preparations appear to be going as planned as they aim to spoil England's party at Wembley.

Gareth Southgate's men are on the cusp of history, 55 years after the last major tournament win at the World Cup in 1966.

The England boss is hoping supporters can create an intimidating atmosphere for Italy at the 75% capacity Wembley stadium.

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But he has urged fans to respect Italy's national anthem after boos were heard during the anthem of Denmark in the semi-finals.

“It is important that our fans always respect the opposition and we know that in actual fact when we play abroad and fans boo our anthem it probably inspires us even more, so I don’t think it will help the team," Southgate said.

“I think we can intimidate the team with the booing during the game, but it’s different for the anthem. I think we should be respectful.”

Southgate also thanked fans for their 'incredible support' in a video message in the build-up to the final.

He continued: "I just wanted to take the time to say thank you to everybody for the incredible support we've received throughout this tournament.

"We hope that we've represented you in the right way, we hope that you've enjoyed watching us play.

"I'm very grateful to all of the players and the incredible staff I've got with me that we've been able to get to our first final for 55 years. But of course we know now we've got to deliver for you.

"We'll be doing everything we can. Your support and energy has given us a huge lift and I know it will on Sunday."

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