England’s Euro 2020 heartbreak against Italy ‘will be turned into a documentary by Netflix’

England’s Euro 2020 heartbreak against Italy ‘is being turned into a documentary by Netflix’ – as the company prepares to detail THOUSANDS of ticketless fans, England’s 57-year injury and Italy’s penalty-taking heroes

  • England’s agonizing wait for a major trophy continued after the Euro 2020 final
  • Italy defeated the Three Lions on penalties in the final at Wembley Stadium
  • And now the game is being made into a movie for Netflix, due out this year
  • The game was also initiated by thousands of ticketless fans trying to get inside
  • And 2,000 of them managed to sneak into the stadium for England’s defeat

England’s heartbreaking final Euro 2020 defeat by Italy – and the chaos that ensued – is reportedly being made into a Netflix documentary set to air later this year.

The Three Lions had a chance to lift their first major trophy since 1966 when they hosted Italy at Wembley on 11 July 2021 but fell on penalties after Luke Shaw put them ahead just two minutes later.

Now, according to Deadline, this dramatic finale will be relived through “user-generated content, archives and interviews.”

England scored first but went down 3-2 on penalties in front of Wembley fans

England scored first but went down 3-2 on penalties in front of Wembley fans

The website says production company Rogan Productions issued a callout to interview people visiting the game.

Although the game was a memorable one, it was preceded by extremely chaotic scenes as thousands of ticketless fans clashed with stewards trying to gain entry to the stadium.

The Metropolitan Police reported 51 arrests in connection with the final, which 2,000 fans were able to break into without tickets.

Leonardo Bonucci (centre) scored the equalizer to eventually force penalties in the game

Leonardo Bonucci (centre) scored the equalizer to eventually force penalties in the game

Thousands of ticketless fans turned out to see the game, England's first final in 55 years

Thousands of ticketless fans turned out to see the game, England’s first final in 55 years

And 2,000 fans gained illegal access to the stadium while the stewards had their hands full

And 2,000 fans gained illegal access to the stadium while the stewards had their hands full

The scenes resulted in England being slapped with a two-match stadium ban (one suspended) and the payment of a £84,500 fine.

On the pitch, England relinquished control of the game when Leonardo Bonucci equalized in the 67th minute, despite the Three Lions spending much of the game before that in their own half.

Gareth Southgate’s side would lose on penalties, with Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka all missing on the spot.

The film, which is currently untitled, joins Netflix’s sports documentaries: Sunderland until I die; Drive to survive; and Last Chance U

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Maureen Mackey

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