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Euro 2020: Romeo Beckham dons football shirt in support of England ahead of Croatia match


A host of stars ensured to show their support for England on Sunday as the national team finally got to play in the hotly-anticipated Euro 2020 tournament.

Romeo Beckham, 18, son of football legend David, shared his excitement for the Group D opener against Croatia by donning a shirt featuring pro player Phil Foden‘s number 20 on the back.

While Geordie Shore star Sophie Kasaei, 31, commanded attention as she posed up a storm topless and joked: ‘Lost my footy shirt so t**s out for the match today’.

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

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

Romeo stood with his back to the camera, ensuring all eyes were on the football shirt ahead of the game.

Showing his support for the team’s young players, Romeo opted to wear Foden’s 20, which is set to be sported by Manchester City’s 21-year-old ace during the game. 

While Sophie sizzled as she rocked nothing but a gold chain and held onto her ample assets for a glowing selfie shared to Instagram during the game.

The reality star penned: ‘Lost my footy shirt so tits out for the match today. haway the lads #itscominghome’

Footie fan: Geordie Shore star Sophie Kasaei, 31, commanded attention as she went topless for the game, joking: 'Lost my footy shirt so t**s out for the match today'

Footie fan: Geordie Shore star Sophie Kasaei, 31, commanded attention as she went topless for the game, joking: ‘Lost my footy shirt so t**s out for the match today’

Also showing that they’re getting behind Gareth Southgate’s men and hoping for an English victory was AJ Prichard, 26. 

The professional dancer shared a beaming selfie to Instagram, showing him proudly wearing the white England shirt. 

Stacey Dooley treated her followers to a hilarious clip of beau Kevin Clifton dancing on Sunday, revealing the dancer was getting into the football spirit.

Posting a video of him dancing to Three Lions, she teased: ‘How can the best dancer from Strictly, be the worst dancer in living rooms?)

‘COME ON ENGLAAAAAAAAND.’

Bring it home! AJ Pritchard also posted a beaming selfie to Instagram, showing him proudly wearing the white England shirt during the match

Bring it home! AJ Pritchard also posted a beaming selfie to Instagram, showing him proudly wearing the white England shirt during the match

Getting into the spirit: Stacey Dooley shared a hilarious video of her beau Kevin Clifton dancing to Three Lions (It's Coming Home)

Posting a video of him dancing to Three Lions, she teased: 'How can the best dancer from Strictly, be the worst dancer in living rooms?)

Getting into the spirit: Stacey Dooley shared a hilarious video of her beau Kevin Clifton dancing to Three Lions (It’s Coming Home)

Cheering for the lads: Summer Monteys-Fullam also revealed that she was excitedly awaiting kick off as she posed up a storm in a white England T-shirt and held onto a ball

Cheering for the lads: Summer Monteys-Fullam also revealed that she was excitedly awaiting kick off as she posed up a storm in a white England T-shirt and held onto a ball

Summer Monteys-Fullam also revealed that she was excitedly awaiting kick off as she posed up a storm in a white England T-shirt and held onto a ball.

The beauty put on a leggy display as she flaunted her toned pins and beamed a smile at the camera.  

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.

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’.   

Throwback: Football legend David shared a throwback from his own England days to mark the big match

Throwback: Football legend David shared a throwback from his own England days to mark the big match

'Here we go!': Romeo's dad cheered on the team ahead of the match, saying it's the moment 'we have all been waiting for' after a 'challenging' year

‘Here we go!’: Romeo’s dad cheered on the team ahead of the match, saying it’s the moment ‘we have all been waiting for’ after a ‘challenging’ year

At the stadium: Mark Wright shared excited updates to Instagram showing himself watching the fame from Wembley

At the stadium: Mark Wright shared excited updates to Instagram showing himself watching the fame from Wembley 

Matching: Alex and Olivia Bowen sported blue England shirts as they enjoyed an England-themed garden bash on game day

Matching: Alex and Olivia Bowen sported blue England shirts as they enjoyed an England-themed garden bash on game day

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.

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.  

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. 

What a day: Former England player Jamie Redknapp made the game a family affair, bringing his youngest son Beau along for the match and sharing a snap of the 12-year-old with Wayne

What a day: Former England player Jamie Redknapp made the game a family affair, bringing his youngest son Beau along for the match and sharing a snap of the 12-year-old with Wayne

 

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

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. 

Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish was forced to seek help with his tie from Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson. 

And Manchester City winger Foden also appeared to struggle with his tie, before eventually succeeding.

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.

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 

Getting ready: Manchester City's Phil Foden, 21, was seen doing up his tie at St George's Park in Burton upon Trent ahead of the Euro 2020 tournament

Getting ready: Manchester City’s Phil Foden, 21, was seen doing up his tie at St George’s Park in Burton upon Trent ahead of the Euro 2020 tournament 

Monumental: Several players were handed their first physical caps ahead of the snaps being taken (pictured L-R: Phil Foden, Kieran Trippier and Raheem Sterling)

Monumental: Several players were handed their first physical caps ahead of the snaps being taken (pictured L-R: Phil Foden, Kieran Trippier and Raheem Sterling)



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