Brooklyn Italians flood street after Euro Cup win

They couldn’t refuse!

Hundreds of elated Italians flooded the streets of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn for a victorious celebration after their country’s monumental Euro Cup victory over England on Sunday night.

Wild video of the celebration shows scores of fans cheering and waving Italian flags at the intersection of 18th Avenue and Bay Ridge Parkway following their team’s 3-2 victory that was decided in a shootout.

Fans celebrating Italy's win in the Euro 2020 final in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn on July 11, 2021.
Fans celebrating Italy’s win in the Euro 2020 final in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn on July 11, 2021.
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A Italian soccer fan celebrating the win in Bensonhurst with a flag and face paint.
A Italian soccer fan celebrating the win in Bensonhurst with a flag and face paint.
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A man waving an Italian flag from his car after the game in Bensonhurst.
A man waving an Italian flag from his car after the game in Bensonhurst.
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People celebrating Italy's win in Bensonhurst by popping bottles of champagne.
People celebrating Italy’s win in Bensonhurst by popping bottles of champagne.
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The street had been closed off for the game as Caffe Sportivo — a tiny Italian social club at the corner — streamed the action on outdoor televisions.

It was Italy’s second continental title after 1968. The country has four World Cups.

England was playing in its first major final in 55 years.

A large Italian flag draped over an building Bensonhurst after Italy's Euro 2020 win.
A large Italian flag draped over an building Bensonhurst after Italy’s Euro 2020 win.
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A large crowd gathered in Brooklyn to celebrate Italy's win over England.
A large crowd gathered in Brooklyn to celebrate Italy’s win over England.
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Excited Italian fans celebrating in the streets of Brooklyn.
Excited Italian fans celebrating in the streets of Brooklyn.
Paul Martinka

It’s the latest heartache in shootouts at major tournaments for England, after defeats in 1990, 1996, 1998, 2004, 2006 and 2012.

With Post wires

Metro | New York Post

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