A knitting supremo has worked magic with her needles to observe England reaching the Euro 2020 shot final.
Farzana Chaudry from Watford spent "four agelong nights" knitting a Gareth Southgate and 3 lions to adorn her beforehand model box.
"I started enactment instantly aft the last whistle of the semi-final," said shot instrumentality Ms Chaudry.
The lions are sporting the haircuts of players Jack Grealish, Kalvin Phillips and Harry Kane with beard.
"I wanted the lions to person distinctive, immediately-recognisable haircuts," said Ms Chaudry.
The avid knitter had antecedently brought smiles to neighbours and passers-by with her creations celebrating the NHS and the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Ms Chaudry said it was important for her to bespeak the diverseness of the England squad successful her woolly creation.
"I person been a passionate Watford FC instrumentality my full life. Over the decades determination has decidedly been an summation successful diverseness successful the stands, but much needs to beryllium done," she said.
"The England squad of this epoch is simply a large practice of England and the affirmative interaction of migration and cohesiveness, with Gareth the cleanable person with grace, empathy and humility," she said.
Ms Chaudry said she was considering knitting Gareth Southgate a waistcoat to spell with his outfit.
Italy v England is unrecorded connected BBC One tv and the iPlayer from 18:20 BST with commentary connected BBC Radio 5 Live and substance commentary connected the BBC website. Kick-off is astatine 20:00.