Harry Maguire and his fiancee Fern Hawkins
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England players and their families sang Three Lions together and celebrated until the sun rose after being reunited following the Euro final defeat to Italy.
After more than a month in their Covid-secure bubble at St George’s Park, WAGs and parents finally got to see their loved ones again without being socially distanced at Wembley.
They all celebrated reaching England’s first major final in 55 years at the Hilton hotel next to the stadium after the defeat.
Families had tables in a banqueting suite with some dancing on chairs as songs were sung. Later players and families decamped to private rooms to continue the party, with some carrying on until gone 6am.
Harry Maguire's sister Daisy posted this photo with a caption suggesting she was still awake at 6.07am
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The players entered the suite to a round of applause from their families, with the party starting as they were reunited. Harry Maguire was pictured leading a conga line to Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes.
Players received six free tickets for the final and could buy more if they wished for their nearest and dearest to attend the biggest match of their lives.
Phil Foden with his son on the Wembley pitch after England's defeat
Their seats in Wembley have been where England’s iconic post-match celebrations have been, with players singing Sweet Caroline together.
While dignitaries were with UEFA in the Royal Box, England’s greatest goalscorer Wayne Rooney was with players’ families for the semi-finals, as was Burnley manager Sean Dyche.
Other families utilised Boxpark for drinks and music as well as the Hilton hotel, next to the stadium, which was opened to them three hours before kick-off and two hours after the match.
The FA added a personal touch to help the families inspire the players, with individual passes worn around their neck showing a picture of the player they were there to cheer on.
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England fell to an agonising defeat in Sunday’s final, losing 3-2 in a penalty shootout.