Tom Cruise FaceTimed England soccer team ahead of Euro 2020 final

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Tom Cruise FaceTimed the England soccer team ahead of their Euro 2020 final defeat.

Cruise has been in the UK filming an upcoming Mission: Impossible instalment, and attended Sunday's final in London, which saw the hosts lose in a penalty shoot-out to Italy.

England captain Harry Kane revealed they had received a positive pre-game message from the 59-year-old actor on Friday.

Kane told BBC Radio5Live: "Obviously we have had ex-players and people get in touch. We actually had Tom Cruise get in touch yesterday evening, you get everyone who loves football.

"We were fortunate enough to have a watch of one of his films... he just dialled in and FaceTimed us just to wish us the best as a group so that was nice of him."

England manager Gareth Southgate missed Friday's call while watching Italy videos, but did reveal more details to The Independent.

"They were very fortunate. I don't know whether they're supposed to have had said this because they all had to sign a (non-disclosure) form," Southgate said.

"They had a preview of a film that's due out further down the line and they had Tom dial in to speak to them, which was, I would imagine, quite surreal."

It has not been disclosed which film it was, but Cruise's forthcoming movies include Top Gun: Maverick and the new Mission: Impossible films.

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