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Harry Kane of England celebrates after scoring their side's second goal against Germany. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Harry Kane of England celebrates after scoring their side's second goal against Germany. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Harry Kane of England celebrates after scoring their side's second goal against Germany. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

England's clash with Germany was always likely to have a huge impact on one half of the Euro 2020 draw and the latest odds for the competition reflect just how important it might have been.

Goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane fired England to a 2-0 win against the Germans at Wembley, with their excitable fans predictably believing this is the summer when 'football comes home'.

Now Paddy Power's odds for this summer's football festival have been updated and they have installed England as the new 9/5 favourites to lift the trophy.

With a quarter-final against Ukraine on their horizon in Rome and a potential semi-final against Denmark or Czech Republic at Wembley to follow, England are the favourites to make it through to the final in their half of the draw.

Spain, Belgium and Italy look to be their primary contenders, but they are all in the top half of the draw, giving England a golden chance to reach their first major international final in 55 years.

Former Republic of Ireland international Declan Rice, who opted to commit his career to England, admitted he is now eyeing up the biggest prize after the win against Germany.

“It’s history,” the West Ham midfielder told BBC Sport. “In the press conferences all week the players have been asked about the previous games against Germany and today we created our own piece of history.

“We’ve made the most of our opportunity today and it was a pleasure to be out on the pitch.”

Rice said England’s players had been aware of the criticism they had received during the competition.

“If you look at the group games, a lot of people had written us off, there had been complaints about the performances, not scoring enough goals,” he said.

“You read a load of things, but as players you put that to the back of your mind and you want to prove people wrong and I think today, with a full house – everybody had that fire in their bellies.”

Euro 2020 odds (Paddy Power)

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England 9/5

Spain 3/1

Italy 4/1

Belgium 13/2

Denmark 9/1

Czech Republic 25/1

Switzerland 25/1

Ukraine 25/1

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