Seven of the Three Lions players who started against Denmark have a parent or grandparent from overseas.
Saturday 10 July 2021 02:47, UK
England are set to compete in a historic Euro 2020 final on Sunday after a tournament where the squad has been hailed a “celebration of diversity”.
More than half of Gareth Southgate‘s 26-man squad have at least one parent or grandparent born outside of the UK, according to the Migration Museum.
Out of the 11 players who started for England in their thrilling semi-final victory over Denmark on Wednesday, a total of seven have a parent or grandparent from overseas.
Many, if not all, of those players will start when the Three Lions face Italy at Wembley on Sunday.
Here we take a look at those footballers and their overseas connections.
Raheem Sterling (Jamaica)
Sterling has been one of England’s most potent attacking threats in this tournament, scoring important goals against Germany, Czech Republic and Croatia.