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It's important when getting to a major final of an international tournament that you use all the resources you have to your full advantage.
So given the chance to disturb England's Euro 2020 final opponents as they tried to get some rest, Three Lions fans made their opportunity count with a late night firework display right outside Italy's team hotel.
Roberto Mancini's men have been holed up in the plush Myddelton Lodge at Tottenham's training ground since landing back in the UK.
And locals ensured the Azzurri were not in for a quiet night ahead of the final as they made a real racket at 2:30am from the car park of a nearby pub.
Well, at least that was the aim.
England fans tried to disturb Roberto Mancini's last nights sleep before the final
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Fortunately for Italy, every room in the hotel is 100% sound proof, meaning the fans' firework display would have likely gone unnoticed by Mancini and his side.
England fans have already tried a number of tactics to unsettle their opponents in previous fixtures during the tournament, from booing their visitors' national anthem, to even shining a laser pen in the eyes of Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.
Both incidents landed the FA in hot water as England were hit with a £25,000 fine by UEFA, and Southgate has asked all supporters to be respectful when the national anthems are played.
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“It's important our fans always respect the opposition," Southgate said.
"We know that when we play abroad and fans boo our anthem it inspires them more. I don't think it will help the team.
"We can intimidate the team booing during the game, but it is different for the anthem."
BBC presenter and ex-England striker Gary Lineker has also weighed in with his views, telling the Players Tribune: "Booing? Really? Come on, we’re better than that.
"Sing songs, get drunk, throw pints, have fun. That’s what we do. That’s our culture.
A firework goes off in the middle of the night while Italy's players are sleeping
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"But when you boo other national anthems and our own boys taking the knee … when you act out your worst impulses, often in the name of “patriotism,” honestly most of us are embarrassed by it."
Wembley will be at 75% capacity on Sunday – with more than 60,000 fans set to be in attendance.
Italy are on a 33-match unbeaten run and are chasing their sixth major international trophy, while England are hoping to land just their second – and a first since 1966.
Fans had congregated at a nearby pub to let off the display
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England's players were given an almighty send-off when they left the team training ground at St George's Park in Burton-upon-Trent on Saturday, as revellers lined the streets to wave them off on their journey to London.
And the support has not gone unnoticed by England's manager, as Southgate issued a message thanking everyone for getting behind the team.
"'I just wanted to take the time to say thank you to everybody for the incredible support we've received throughout this tournament," he said.
"We hope that we've represented you in the right way, we hope that you've enjoyed watching us play.
"I'm very grateful to all of the players and the incredible staff I've got with me that we've been able to get to our first final for 55 years. But of course we know now we've got to deliver for you.
"We'll be doing everything we can. Your support and energy has given us a huge lift and I know it will on Sunday."
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