EM 2021: Boris Johnson flies his flag in front of 10 Downing Street

A seat of government like a clubhouse: Prime Minister Boris Johnson himself shows the flag. With his crazy decoration campaign at 10 Downing Street, Johnson is picking up on the mood in the population: anticipation and expectations are huge before the English national team's first international final in 55 years.

These are pictures after winning the semi-final against Denmark. You can hardly imagine what will be going on in England if Harry Kane and Co. should actually win the title against Italy. Once again, hardly anyone is likely to adhere to the rules of distance or mask requirements.

“It's coming home” - he's coming home: The line from the fan classic of the “Three Lions” is the saying of the hour in the country that celebrates itself as the motherland of football.

Unimpressed by this, Italy is also gearing up for the showdown. Rome is dressing up, there is great confidence that the four-time world champion will win his second European title on Sunday.

O-Ton Egle Trieste Italy fan »I'll buy a Barella jersey. But I could also have bought a real estate shirt or one from Insigne. Reporter: What do you think what will happen in this match? It will ein Kampf become. The risk of losing is great. I think there will be an extension. That's going to be hard."

Wembley Stadium will again be filled with 60.000 spectators on Sunday - despite the danger of the highly contagious Delta variant.

Boris Johnson, of course, is betting on an English win. That could bring the nation a collective feeling of happiness despite the Brexit pangs. The prime minister left it open whether the Monday after the final will actually be a work-free holiday.