England Seal Euro 2024 as Kane scored a brace against Italy

England booked their place for the Euro 2024 after they thrashed Italy by 3-1 at the Iconic Wembley Stadium.

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England Seal Euro 2024 as Kane scored a brace against Italy

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England booked their place at Euro 2024 as Harry Kane scored a brace and the hosts came back from 0-1 down under to win it by 3-1 at Wembley on Tuesday. Gareth Southgate's side fell behind after Gianluca Scamacca scored an early goal. But England hit back to equalise before the break through Kane's penalty.

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Bellingham won the spot-kick with a brilliant run and the 20-year-old was also the reason for Marcus Rashford's decisive strike after the interval. Kane struck again in the closing stages to make it 3-1 and ensure the victory. He killed off Italy in the 77th minute as he nicked the ball off the toe of Giorgio Scalvini before delivering a cool finish. With two group games still to play, unbeaten England, winners of five of their six qualifiers, are guaranteed to finish top of Group C.

"This was the toughest qualifying group with the seedings. We've performed really well," Southgate said. "The players are incredible to work with, so hungry, so eager to learn, so together. You saw that in the performance. It was relentless. What was really pleasing was that when we went behind we stayed calm," he added.

England have suffered just one defeat in their last 63 Euro and World Cup qualifiers, but reaching major tournaments hasn't been the issue in the Southgate era.

The Three Lions showed they have the character for the big matches especially after this comeback after being 0-1 down under just 15 minutes.

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