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Euro 2020: Zara Tindall ‘wiped blood from Wembley seat after husband Mike broke up fight’ 

Zara Tindall ‘wiped blood from Wembley seat after husband Mike broke up fight between two England fans during Euros final’

  • Zara Tindall wiped blood from a seat at Wembley after Mike broke up a fight 
  • Royal ‘pulled a handkerchief from her handbag to clean up mess pre-game’
  • A man was sat near the couple when he had his nose broken during a fight 
  • Royal couple were among 60,000 fans at Wembley to support Euros bid

Zara Tindall wiped blood from a seat at Wembley Stadium after her husband Mike broke up a fight between England fans, it has been claimed.

The royal is said to have pulled a handkerchief from her handbag to clean up the mess just before kick-off after a spectator was punched.

A source told the Sun that the man was sat near the couple when he had his nose broken during a fight amid scenes of ‘absolute mayhem’. 

Zara Tindall wiped blood from a seat at Wembley Stadium after her husband Mike broke up a fight between England fans, it has been claimed

A general view inside Wembley Stadium last night as players of England applaud the fans

A general view inside Wembley Stadium last night as players of England applaud the fans 

England fans outside the ground during the UEFA Euro 2020 Final at Wembley Stadium

England fans outside the ground during the UEFA Euro 2020 Final at Wembley Stadium

England fans were left feeling tense as the game went into extra time at Wembley

Fans faced extra time agony after Italy scored an equaliser at Wembley

England fans were left feeling tense as the game went into extra time at Wembley, leaving supporters facing a nail biting finale

Former England rugby star Mike, who has three children with the Queen’s granddaughter, is said to have stepped in to stop the punch-up. 

‘Tensions had got a bit heated near to where Zara and Mike were sitting because it had got quite crowded,’ the source told the paper. ‘Two fans ended up in a punch-up and Mike had to step in to save the day. 

‘He stood between them and pulled them apart before stewards could get them under control. Unfortunately some blood ended up near Zara and she had to use a tissue to mop it up. It was absolute mayhem.’ 

Zara and Mike were among 60,000 fans at Wembley to support England’s bid for football glory against the Italians last night.  

The royal’s cousin Prince William was also in attendance with his wife Kate Middleton and their seven-year-old son Prince George. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George are driven away from Wembley after last night's match

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George are driven away from Wembley after last night’s match 

Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini holds the Euro 2020 cup as the team arrive at the Parco dei Principi hotel in Rome this morning

Italy captain Giorgio Chiellini holds the Euro 2020 cup as the team arrive at the Parco dei Principi hotel in Rome this morning

England fans wrapped in the flag of St George's Cross look back at Wembley lit up in the green, white and red of Italy, after the Three Lions lost on penalties

England fans wrapped in the flag of St George’s Cross look back at Wembley lit up in the green, white and red of Italy, after the Three Lions lost on penalties

A dejected fan in London's Trafalgar Square after Italy won the UEFA Euro 2020 Final against England after the game was decided on penalties

A dejected fan in London’s Trafalgar Square after Italy won the UEFA Euro 2020 Final against England after the game was decided on penalties

Wembley Stadium this morning as millions of disappointed England fans come to terms with the loss to Italy

Wembley Stadium this morning as millions of disappointed England fans come to terms with the loss to Italy

The actions of a minority of fans cast a shadow over the event as dozens of ticketless fans stormed the stadium before kick-off, 19 police were injured covering it and England’s trio of penalty-missers suffered racist abuse after the game.   

England’s dreams of Euro 2020 glory were shattered at Wembley last night as they lost to Italy on penalties – extending the ’55 years of hurt’ but leaving the nation expressing pride at the Three Lions’ achievements.

Despite two spot-kick saves from goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, England’s Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka all missed their efforts to hand the Italians a 3-2 shootout win after a nerve-shredding 120 minutes had ended 1-1.

For the vast majority of the 60,000 inside Wembley and the millions at watching home, the disappointment at another defeat on penalties was tempered by the satisfaction of England making their first major final since the 1966 World Cup win.

In the royal box, George looked shattered at the end as William and Kate comforted him, after a first half that had the Cambridges rocking.

After the match, William wrote: ‘Heartbreaking. 

‘Congratulations @Azzurri on a great victory. @England, you’ve all come so far, but sadly this time it wasn’t our day. You can all hold your heads high, and be so proud of yourselves – I know there’s more to come.’

The loss was felt particularly acutely by manager Gareth Southgate, whose own penalty miss saw England knocked out of Euro ’96 to Germany.

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