SIR - As a massive football fan, I am so happy and proud to see such a young and diverse England team progressing to the final of a major competition.

Hopefully it should be an entertaining and challenging match against a young Italian team with more of an attacking instinct than some previous Italian squads! Whatever the outcome, I feel confident that both sides will give their all and will entertain us all royally.

In the event that England lose the match, may I suggest a post match press conference be held by Boris Johnson. I feel sure that despite a negative result, he could manage to persuade the country that the result was a positive one and that it was, in effect, a great victory for England.

Even our most disastrously ineffective leader for decades can be useful on occasions!

Colin Durkin, Moffat Close, Bradford