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Euro 2020 team news and rosters tonight – .


Hundreds of fans sing Sweet Caroline on the streets of London

Follow live coverage of England taking on Italy in tonight’s Euro 2020 final at Wembley as the Three Lions try to win a second major men’s football trophy 55 years after Cup glory of the world in the same place in 1966.

Gareth Southgate’s side had a surprisingly calm journey to the final, advancing from Group D without conceding a goal before this memorable and encouraging victory over Germany in the round of 16. tense overtime victory over Denmark at Wembley to secure their place in tonight’s centerpiece, and the country united behind a friendly young team on the verge of history.

However, an impressive Italian side stand in their way, unbeaten in their last 33 games and are the tournament’s top scorer under Roberto Mancini. Lorenzo Insigne and Federico Chiesa were particularly powerful threats in attack while Jorginho and Marco Verratti controlled the majority of games from midfield, although Spain gave them a hard time in a tight semi-final which resulted in a penalty shootout. At the back, captain Giorgio Chiellini pits his experience against the threat of English captain Harry Kane.

Follow all the latest updates from the Euro 2020 final at Wembley below.

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England vs Italy: two rivals with more in common than you might think meet in Euro 2020 final

Outside Curzon Ashton’s pitch in Ashton-under-Lyne, there is a statue of Sir Geoff Hurst, born in this part of east Manchester and still the only player to score a hat-trick in a Men’s World Cup final. To his right is Jimmy Armfield, another member of the 1966 England squad, also from Tameside. Between them stands a third figure, that of Simone Perrotta.
You may remember Perrotta. Also born in Ashton-under-Lyne, he was part of Italy, World Cup winner Marcelo Lippi in 2006, starting in the final at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. He is therefore the last Englishman to win a major international tournament and the second – after Hurst – to do so after being kicked and screamed around the world at Tameside General Hospital.
Michael JonesJuly 11, 2021 19:30
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England vs Italy: two rivals with more in common than you might think meet in Euro 2020 final

Outside Curzon Ashton’s pitch in Ashton-under-Lyne, there is a statue of Sir Geoff Hurst, born in this part of east Manchester and still the only player to score a hat-trick in a Men’s World Cup final. To his right is Jimmy Armfield, another member of the 1966 England squad, also from Tameside. Between them stands a third figure, that of Simone Perrotta.
You may remember Perrotta. Also born in Ashton-under-Lyne, he was part of Italy, World Cup winner Marcelo Lippi in 2006, starting in the final at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. He is therefore the last Englishman to win a major international tournament and the second – after Hurst – to do so after being kicked and screamed around the world at Tameside General Hospital.
Michael JonesJuly 11, 2021 19:30
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Euro 2020: Italy’s best statistics

This is the 10th final of a major tournament for Italy, with only Germany (14) having played more among European nations. Italy won the European Championship in 1968, but lost their last two appearances in the competition in 2000 and 2012.
Italy’s Roberto Mancini will be just the second coach to win the England league title and lead a European nation in a major tournament final. Sir Alf Ramsey won the former Premier League title with Ipswich in 1962 and the 1966 World Cup with England.
Italy managed 12 shots and scored three goals due to high turnover (streaks of open play starting 40 yards or less from an opponent’s goal line) at Euro 2020, more than any other team.
Michael JonesJuly 11, 2021 7:24 PM
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Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips: the dynamic English duo with a partnership forged of silk and steel

The most prestigious nightclubs have the toughest bouncers. This England team at Euro 2020 is no different.
Of course, there are fewer posers and suitors. And looking inside, it’s clear these young guys are having a really good time ahead of Sunday’s first men’s final in 55 years. But those who have tried to have fun in the England joint have been considerably disappointed. Six teams tried to jump in and go wild, only managing one goal between them. All are now roaming the streets, harboring bruised egos and the worst of free time.
The two at the gate, Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips, have championed this exclusivity.
Michael JonesJuly 11, 2021 7:21 PM
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Face-to-face between England and Italy

England have won just two of their last 14 meetings with Italy in all competitions, winning 2-0 in June 1997 and 2-1 in August 2013 – both in friendlies.
Italy have never lost to England in a major tournament, winning 1-0 at Euro 1980, 2-1 at the 1990 and 2014 World Cups, and drawing 0-0 before s ‘impose on penalties at Euro 2012.
It was time for England to win one then.
Michael JonesJuly 11, 2021 7:18 PM
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Euro 2020: Trippier ready to go

Kieran Trippier gets the go-ahead to start for England tonight, replacing Bukayo Saka in the starting lineup. He spoke to ITV ahead of kick-off saying he was ready for the game:
Michael JonesJuly 11, 2021 7:15 PM
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Euro 2020: Harry Kane against Italy

England captain Harry Kane expects a tough game against Italy tonight, but says winning the European Championship would mean more than any domestic trophy at club level. He said:
“It will be a tough game. Italy is a great team. They also have a great history of winning in major tournaments. They have a lot of experience in the team, they have great people, but collectively they have a real unity. It’s going to be an uphill battle, but you know we have more than enough on our team to win.
“We just have to be focused on ourselves, take care of all the preparation and come into this game with the mindset that we have taken in all the other games: that we are capable of winning. In big games, in big finals, it’s the little things that get you across the line, and we have to make sure they’re in our favor.
“It would mean everything to me and this team, for sure. I’ve said it before: winning something with your nation would surpass anything you can do at the club level, so we have that opportunity. It’s been a long time since our country was in the final, so we’ll just have to grab it with both hands now.
Michael JonesJuly 11, 2021 7:12 PM
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Euro 2020: “The England bench could win euros” according to Chiellini

Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini has opened up about his clash against Harry Kane tonight and how strong the English bench is:
“It will be hard. Extremely hard. I always loved [Harry Kane] a lot. I still remember one of his first matches with England, when we played against them in Turin [on Kane’s full England debut, a 1-1 draw in 2015].
“Even then, he made a huge impression on me. I had the chance to play against him at Tottenhm. He knows how to play deep and how to play a defensive pass for a teammate. He scores with his head both far and near.
“England are clearly not just Kane as they have incredible players on both wings and their substitutes could all be in the starting XI of a team that wins this competition.
“The players like [Jack] Grealish, [Jadon] Sancho, [Marcus] Rashford, [Dominic] Calvert-Lewin, [Phil] Foden was all on the bench but these are the best players including [Jordan] Henderson – Liverpool captain. It will be a great game. Neither team will be afraid, but both will have a lot of respect for each other.
Michael JonesJuly 11, 2021 7:09 PM
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Gareth Southgate focused on winning Euro 2020 as messages of support pour in

England boss Gareth Southgate has said he is focused on ‘bringing home the trophy’ as his side prepare for Sunday’s Euro 2020 final against Italy.
The Three Lions have received letters from the Queen and Prime Minister Boris Johnson praising their wit and commitment, but Southgate said it was all about what was happening at Wembley on Sunday.
Michael JonesJuly 11, 2021 7:05 PM
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England’s new dark arts meet Italy’s old ones in Euro 2020 final

The window for England’s development in the game management department was two minutes and 41 seconds.
At the worst moment of the semi-final victory against Denmark; anxiety, which squeezes the ass, can-he-just-end-now?, curse dosed with the approach of extra time, the men of Gareth Southgate provided their best stanza of play during this European Championship.
There was no need for sharp nerves among the 60,000 England-dominated terraces, nor the estimated 30 million who were tuning in to ITV.
The team had full control, more control than any generation of memory. Two minutes and 41 seconds of pure mastery to see a match come out, to suck up the fight of relentless opponents.
Michael JonesJuly 11, 2021 7:02 PM

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