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Coleen Rooney and Wayne take sons to support England in Euro 2020 match against Croatia


She’s no stranger to cheering for England from the stands.

And Coleen Rooney was sure to show her support as she attended the home team’s first Euro 2020 fixture against Croatia at Wembley on Sunday.

The WAG, 35, looked sensational in a red shirt with a statement collar and was joined by her football ace husband Wayne, also 35, and their sons.    

Family outing: Wayne and Coleen Rooney took their sons to Wembley on Sunday to cheer for England at the home teams’ first Euro 2020 match against Croatia

Coleen rocked a checked red top for the game, styling the eye-catching garment with a pair of denim shorts.

She accessorised with a selection of chic jewellery and added a pair of large sun-glasses to ensure she could see everything during the match.

Wayne, who has been the England captain during his own impressive football career, also kept things causal for the fixture donning a blue shirt and white cap.

The Rooney boys – Klay, eight, and Kit, five – also embraced the national spirit as they sported white England shirts ahead of the match.

Stunning: The WAG, 35, looked sensational in a red shirt with a statement collar and a selection of stylish gold jewellery

Stunning: The WAG, 35, looked sensational in a red shirt with a statement collar and a selection of stylish gold jewellery

Also seen enjoying the build-up to kick off was DJ Tom Zanetti, who posted a snap showing himself enjoying a lunch with the pitch behind him. 

Sharing the snap to Instagram, he penned: ‘Come on England! We waiting and the the world is watching. 

‘Our squad is top level, and pressure builds character so get in and get the job done.’

Ahead of kick off, England players were booed by a section of fans as they took the knee ahead of their match against Croatia, despite impassioned pleas by the FA for support.

Not her first rodeo: Coleen is no stranger to cheering for England from the sidelines after spending many years supporting her footballer beau Wayne at matches

Not her first rodeo: Coleen is no stranger to cheering for England from the sidelines after spending many years supporting her footballer beau Wayne at matches

Ex-players: Wayne was also seen chatting to Jamie Redknapp (second left) ahead of kick off

Ex-players: Wayne was also seen chatting to Jamie Redknapp (second left) ahead of kick off

As was the case at the Riverside Stadium in England’s warm-up matches against Austria and Romania last week, some supporters made their feelings known with loud jeers echoing around Wembley, before they were drowned out by other supporters’ applause.

The boos came despite the Football Association begging the 22,500 supporters to get behind the gesture, saying it is not ‘aligned to a political organisation or ideology’ but is an act of ‘unity and fighting against inequality’.  

There were also some cheers to be heard inside the stadium in north-west London, which helped to drown out the initial boos, clearly audible on BBC One where the game was being broadcast live to the nation. 

Croatia’s players, meanwhile, opted to stand while England’s players knelt.

Getting ready: The parents stood by their seats and chatted while waiting for the hotly-anticipated game to start

Getting ready: The parents stood by their seats and chatted while waiting for the hotly-anticipated game to start

Casual: Coleen looked incredible in denim shorts and her shirt

Casual: Coleen looked incredible in denim shorts and her shirt

Taking the knee: England's players were booed as they took the knee before their opening Euro 2020 game against Croatia at Wembley

Taking the knee: England’s players were booed as they took the knee before their opening Euro 2020 game against Croatia at Wembley

England had already made it clear they intended to take a knee before every one of their matches at the Euros and a video and statement released on the eve of their first game urged fans to support them.

The statement insisted that taking a knee isn’t political and isn’t linked to the Black Lives Matter movement, but is simply a stand against discrimination in all its forms. 

The game is expected to see manager Gareth Southgate unleash an array of attacking talent against Croatia.  

On Saturday, the England squad was seen rocking smart M&S suits for an official team photograph ahead of its first game. 

Southgate appeared to have ditched his famous waistcoats for the Euro 2020 tournament after he sent sales of the garment soaring during the World Cup in 2018. 

Photographs of the team’s final pre-tournament photoshoot at St. George’s Park show the England stars as they are decked out in navy suits with striped ties. 

Staying safe: Coleen donned a black face mask while walking around Wembley stadium

Staying safe: Coleen donned a black face mask while walking around Wembley stadium

Game time: Tom Zanetti also shared his excitement to be at the big match on Sunday

Game time: Tom Zanetti also shared his excitement to be at the big match on Sunday

'Let's go boys': Romeo Beckham also ensured to show his support for England ahead of their first match against Croatia in the Euro 2020 Group D opener as he posed in a shirt

‘Let’s go boys’: Romeo Beckham also ensured to show his support for England ahead of their first match against Croatia in the Euro 2020 Group D opener as he posed in a shirt

Several players were handed their first physical caps ahead of the photoshoot, with Ben White, Kalvin Phillips, Ben Chilwell and Jadon Sancho all caught with large smiles as they held theirs. 

Elsewhere ahead of kick off, fellow former England player David Beckham and his son Romeo showed their support for England.

The young sports fan, 18, donned a white team shirt with pro Phil Foden‘s number 20 on the back as he posted to Instagram and excitedly penned: ‘Let’s go boys’. 

While David shared his well wishes with a series of throwbacks on Insta Stories and also penned on his grid: ‘Here we go England .. This is what we have been waiting for and this is the moment .. 

‘After a year that’s been challenging this is our release and this is the power of the sport and what it means to us all.’

Team: The all-star England team rocked navy suits with striped ties as the posed ahead of Sunday's match at Wembley

Team: The all-star England team rocked navy suits with striped ties as the posed ahead of Sunday’s match at Wembley 



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