After 42 matches among the 24 best teams in Europe, two remain standing. The 16th edition of the European Championship, Euro 2020, began on June 11 with matches in 11 major cities across Europe. Italy and England will face off for the continental crown. England have qualified for their first major Final since 1966 and Italy is into its fourth final and will be hoping to add to its only title won in 1968. The big game between Italy and England will take place at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday, July 11, one month after the opening game at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. So who will be the champion? Tell us your prediction and you could be in with a chance of winning some Olight goodies!!
England's route to the final
13 June: 1-0 Croatia
18 June: 0-0 Scotland
22 June: 1-0 Czech Republic
29 June: 2-0 Germany
03 July: 4-0 Ukraine
07 July: 2-1 Denmark (AET)
Not since that famous extra-time success over West Germany in 1966 have the Three Lions even won a major Final, with painful near misses at the World Cups of 1990 and 2018.
But Gareth Southgate has now led England into an exciting new era with a young squad bursting with talent and depth and largely free of the burdens and heavy expectations of the past, with captain Harry Kane’s extra-time goal - the rebound from his own saved penalty - defeating Denmark in the semis after Simon Kjaer’s own goal had cancelled out Mikkel Damsgaard’s stunning free-kick.
Before that, there was the quarter-final thrashing of Ukraine in Rome, the historic last-16 defeat of Germany at Wembley and efficient victories over Croatia and the Czech Republic that secured top spot in Group D.
This time, England will hope to end their major tournament trophy drought of 55 years when they take on Italy in the final of Euro 2020 on Sunday at Wembley.
Italy's route to the final
11 June: 3-0 Turkey
16 June: 3-0 Switzerland
20 June: 1-0 Wales
26 June: 2-1 Austria (AET)
02 July: 2-1 Belgium
06 July: 1-1 Spain (4-2 pens)
This is Italy’s tenth major tournament final (six World Cup, four EURO), with only Germany (14) having played in more among European nations. Italy won the European Championship in 1968, but have lost their subsequent two final appearances in the competition (2000 and 2012).
This time, they have exceeded expectations by playing the most exciting style of football and finished first in the group stage points table. They are now a strong contender to win the UEFA Euro 2020 championship after eliminating Belgium and Spain int the knockout stage.
Italy have shown their real potential in the knockout stages, but they will have to compete hard against England, who are currently in excellent form. One thing is certain, they will make it tough for England in the final.
Led by central defender Giorgio Chiellini, Italy have several real match-winners, like goalkeeper Donnarumma, attacker Insigne, and midfielders Locatelli adn Marco Verratti. They must all play well to win their second European Championship.
England or Italy? Who will be the champion at UEFA EURO 2020 the final match? What's your prediction?
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