Tom Cruise FaceTimes the England football team ahead of tonight's big game

Harry Kane revealed the news on the radio this morning

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Despite Tom Cruise spending the majority of the weekend at the Wimbledon Championships, he also had a spare few minutes to FaceTime the England football teamto wish them luck.

The Mission Impossible actor, who is currently in London, has been pictured at Wimbledon, watching both the men and women's finals—delighting fans by sitting with them and takings selfies. 

However, England football captain Harry Kane, who will play in the final of the Euros tonight, against Italy at Wembley, has revealed that the actor FaceTimed the team to wish them luck before their big game. 

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Harry told BBC Radio 5Live, "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. The majority of people in the world love football, so it’s great to have all that support not just in England but across the world, so it’s been a great time for all of us.

The 27-year old footballer, who seemed very unfazed by the A-list celebrity message, went on to say, "Yes, we were fortunate enough to have a watch of one of his films so I think he was over here in the UK and he just dialled in and FaceTimed us just to wish us the best as a group so that was nice of him."


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The actor isn't the only one who is rooting for England and have sent their best wishes - they've also had some royal good luck messages.

Prince William recorded an Instagram video, where he said, “Gareth, Harry and every member of the England team, on or off the pitch, I want to just wish you the very best tonight - what a team performance it is has been, every member of the squad has played their part."

While the Queen sent a letter of congratulations, from her and her family to "you all on reaching the final of the European Championships, and send my good wishes for tomorrow with the hope that history will record not only your success but also the spirit, commitment and pride with which you have conducted yourselves."

The game is set to kick off at 8pm tonight and will see Italy and England go head to head at Wembley Stadium in London. 

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