Rowdy England fans party on top of bus outside Wembley in Euros final countdown

Rowdy Three Lions fans are partying on top of buses near Wembley stadium in London.

Huge street celebrations have broken out ahead of England's Euros final with Italy.

Pictures show a sea of England shirts as supporters go wild ahead of the national team's first major cup final since 1966.

The Queen and Boris Johnson have praised Gareth Southgate's squad ahead of the final showdown at 8pm.

Beers are already flying into the air with revellers releasing coloured gas in jubilant scenes as they countdown the hours to the end of 55 years of hurt.

The Queen urged Gareth Southgate's squad to invoke the spirit of England's famous 1966 World Cup winning team.

Prince William has said he "can't believe this is happening" as he said the "whole country is behind you".

England supporters are set to drink the country dry in the nation’s biggest party since 1966.

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There are sure to be sore heads on Monday morning as fans are predicted to sink 7.1 million pints on Sunday during the match, with 13 million pints expected to be drunk during the day as a whole.

The match is expected to provide a £3 billion boost to the economy from booze, bets and food sales.

After a huge 26.3 million people watched the dramatic semi-final win against Denmark, bookmakers reckon the final could become the most watched TV event in British history.

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The mark is currently the 32.3 million who tuned in to watch the 1966 World Cup final between England and West Germany.

The British Beer and Pub Association claimed the number of pints drunk could be even higher if coronavirus lockdown restrictions had already been removed.

Experts think as many as 9.5 million pints could have been sold during the match with 17 million across the day, costing pubs around £9 million in beer sales.

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Chief executive Emma McClarkin said: “After a 55-year wait, it is incredible to see England reach a tournament final.

“Sadly though, the restrictions still in place on pubs are going to greatly hinder any boost they could have hoped from it.

“We expect England fans to buy over seven million pints during the match at the pub. However, if restrictions had been lifted already for the final, we think as many as 9.5 million pints could have been sold during the match.”

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Bookmakers think a record number of people could be watching the huge game in a pub, their front room or on an outdoor screen, with Ladbrokes slashing the odds on more than 32.3 million watching to 4/5.

The firm’s Alex Apati said: “England fans are convinced football is coming home, and it looks like a record number of people will be tuning in on Sunday to hopefully see exactly that happen.”

There have been calls for Monday to be declared an official bank holiday if England win.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is under mounting pressure to grant workers the day off if football comes home on Sunday.

A petition has received more than 300,000 signatures.

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