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Football Fan Accurately Predicted The Exact Outcome Of Euro 2020 Final Back In 2013

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Football Fan Accurately Predicted The Exact Outcome Of Euro 2020 Final Back In 2013

England fans will be commiserating in pubs and households all over the world after they lost to Italy in a penalty shootout in the Euro 2020 final.

It was a nail-biting finish after the game went into extra time and then the all-important penalties.

Sadly, it didn't go England's way and football is officially not coming home...this time.

While it might have been a surprise result to many fans, one bloke managed to predict this exact thing happening nearly a decade ago.

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A man going by the name of Cameron on Twitter posted a tweet back in 2013 that said: "England just lost the euro 2020 final against Italy on a penalty shoot out, nothing has changed then!"

How he managed to pick the two sides to be in the final as well as it going into extra time and then penalties is anyone's guess. Maybe he's a time traveller or maybe he got exceedingly lucky in his prediction.

His eight-year-old tweet has resurfaced since Italy won and many people are asking him for more predictions about their personal lives.

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While it's incredible that Cameron was right, it won't do anything to help England fans in the wake of a devastating final loss.

Despite a valiant effort, the familiar foe of a penalty shootout proved just too much for the Three Lions, who have much to take away from the tournament, particularly with a World Cup in Qatar next year.

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They pushed a streetwise and experienced Italy side to their limits, and won many admirers along the way, but history will remember Italy as worthy winners, with their own redemption narrative at the heart of their success.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

England took the lead within two minutes, when Kieran Trippier - brought into the side at the expense of Bukayo Saka - picking out Luke Shaw at the back stick for his first ever England goal.

The Manchester United full-back struck the ball crisply on the half volley past the helpless Gianluigi Donnarumma in the Italian goal. It was the fastest goal in European Championship final history, and set Gareth Southgate's side off to a flyer.

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Then it was a long way until the game entered extra time, with many near misses and on-the-edge-of-your seat moments.

Extra-time started quietly, with England beginning to look tired after spending much of the game defending.

It was Italy who had the first real opportunity of extra-time, when Federico Bernardeschi caused chaos in the England box after a low cross, Pickford just about did enough to put him off.

After still no goals, the game was forced into a penalty shootout. The two sides went kick for kick and the burden of pressure ultimately fell to 19-year-old Saka.

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But Donnarumma saved, and Italy were the champions.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Viral, News, Euro 2020

Stewart Perrie
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