Italy vs England Live Stream: The Euro Cup Final is ready, match 51 will crown the new king of Europe after the early elimination of Portugal and the
The teams have faced each other 27 times, the Azzurri winning 11 to England’s eight, with eight draws. Italy failed to win any of the sides’ first eight meetings; England have managed a solitary win in the last seven.
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Euro 2020 final draw: Italy take on England
Italy became the first side to book their place in the final of Euro 2020 on Tuesday night, as they defeated Spain on penalties.
The Azzurri got themselves in front through Federico Chiesa in the second half of regular time, but a buoyant Spain managed to get themselves back in it through substitute Alvaro Morata.
La Roja looked to be favourites to take the game in 90 minutes, but couldn’t capitalise on their chances, leading the tie to extra time.
Despite Manuel Locatelli missing the first penalty for Italy, Spain went on to miss their next three, and Italy didn’t miss again. Jorginho stepped up to take the crucial kick in his unique style, and made no mistake.
Just as the Italy vs Spain clash, Denmark and England did battle at Wembley Stadium in London, on Wednesday night. And it was England who made it through.
Mikkel Damsgaard put the Danes ahead after 30 minutes, but the ‘home’ side equalised after Simon Kjaer put the ball into his own net.
Denmark survived an England onslaught in the second half, but were unable to hold out in extra time when Raheem Sterling was brought down in the box. Harry Kane then stepped up and put the ball past Kasper Schmeichel at the second attempt.
England vs Italy: Euros Final prediction, kick off time, team news, venue, h2h results, latest odds – preview
Not since that famous extra-time success over West Germany in 1966 have the Three Lions even reached another showpiece, with painful near-misses at the World Cups of 1990 and 2018 as well as a familiar penalty heartache at Euro 96.
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.
Now in their first-ever European Championship final, England battled a formidable Italy team that had plenty of momentum of their own after a hugely impressive campaign to this point.
Roberto Mancini’s men held their nerve in a semi-final penalty shootout battle with Spain, while previously recovering from Leonardo Spinazzola’s injury to eliminate the world’s no1-ranked team Belgium in the quarter-finals. Only in the extra-time last-16 win over Austria did they look even the briefest bit rattled after brushing aside Turkey, Switzerland and Wales to top Group A.
After missing out on qualification for the World Cup in Russia three years ago, the Azzurri have been eager to make up for lost time, putting together a truly formidable run of 33 matches unbeaten. Their last defeat came all the way back in September 2018.
This will be four-time world champions Italy’s 10th major tournament final overall and fourth at the European Championship, where they were runners-up in both 2012 and 2000. Their only success to date came as hosts back in 1968.
Date, kick-off time and venue
England vs Italy in the Euro 2020 Final is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off on Sunday, July 11, 2021.
The match will take place at Wembley Stadium in London, with over 60,000 fans expected to be in attendance.
Where to watch England vs Italy
TV channel: The match will be televised live on both BBC One and ITV for free.
Live stream: UK viewers will also be able to watch the final online via the BBC iPlayer or ITV Hub.
England vs Italy team news
Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka had been England’s only fitness concern, missing the thrashing of Ukraine before returning in place of Jadon Sancho in the front three to face Denmark.
Southgate stuck with a four-man defence against the Danes after previously switching to a three to counter the impacts of the German wing-backs.
The England boss will face a similar decision over his formation against Italy, while Jack Grealish’s substitution in extra time against Denmark having only come on in the second half of the initial 90 looked to be a tactical decision rather than being caused by any injury.
Italy are still without Spinazzola of course after the Roma full-back was stretchered off against Belgium and subsequently underwent surgery on a ruptured Achilles tendon. He will be out for several months.
Chelsea’s Emerson Palmieri deputised well for Spinazzola against Spain and will be expected to do so again on Sunday.
England vs Italy prediction
After so much tournament heartache, it still feels strange to even contemplate the prospect of England in a major final – but here we are!
Both of these teams have oceans of momentum behind them and picking a winner is extremely difficult. It will surely be a tense, gripping and tight affair between two excellent, confident teams, potentially decided by just the one goal.
Sunday’s contest really could go either way and maybe it’s heart ruling head just a little bit, but I’m backing England to get that extra push they need from another raucous home crowd.
England to win 1-0, finally ending 55 years of hurt, quite possibly after more extra time!