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Euro 2020-21: A Month Full of Football Drama

 

Euro 2020-21 might have happened a year later than it was planned but now we can back to a month full of football drama. Sergio Ramos had been left out of the team of Spain for Euro 2020, which took place in the summer of 2021. It is the first time the defender hasn’t been on the team since 2004.

The European Championship pitted England and Italy against each other. In the game, England took the lead with a Luke Shaw strike just in the second minute, the fastest-ever goal in the Euro final. The equalizer had been scored by Leonardo Bonucci for Italy in the 67th minute. The score was 1-1 at the end of 90 minutes and also for the extra time. Italy bagged the match in the penalties. Continue Reading

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Euro 2020 and How it Ended

 

Euro 2020 is often written as 2021 since 2020 was held in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions that were on in 2020. Euro stands for UEFA European Football Championship or the European Championship. This competition mainly sees national teams compete who are members of UEFA. It is said that this football tournament is the most watched, after FIFA World Cup.

 

Though Euro 2020 was postponed and held in 2021, it retained its Euro 2020 title. As with most international tournaments, this competition also has qualifying rounds. Till 2016 winners in this championship had a direct entry to the following FIFA Confederations Cup. In the recent championship version, Italy lifted the title for the second time, beating England in the finals. Continue Reading

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                     WHERE IS EURO 2024? UEFA’S TOURNAMENT AFTER WORLD CUP 

Qatar will host the FIFA World Cup in 2022 before UEFA nations look ahead to their next major tournament with Euro 2024. But where will the European Championship be held? Well, UEFA will take its flagship event to Germany in two years’ time for the 17th edition of the competition. It will be the second time that the nation hosts the event and the first since reunification in 1990. West Germany held the tournament in 1988 and made the semi-finals.

Italy will look to defend their title at Euro 2024 after winning the first pan-European event at Euro 2020. The Azzurri beat England in the final held at Wembley for their second title after triumphing in 1968. Germany and Spain are the most successful nations with three titles. Continue Reading

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ITALY SECURE SECOND GROUP A3 WIN

Euro 2020 winners Italy secured their second win in Group A3 to stay in contention for the final phase as far as this season’s UEFA Nations League campaign is concerned. The Euro 2020 winners are in Group A3 alongside four-time world champions Germany, Hungary and Euro 2020 finalists England.

The Italians sealed their second win in Group A3 thanks to the slender win over England in what’s a repeat of the Euro 2020 final. Italy and England played out a 1-1 draw at the end of regulation time and extra time before the Italians saw off their hosts on penalties. Italy won their second Euro title by beating England 3-2 on penalties. Continue Reading

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ARSENAL GOALKEEPER AARON RAMSDALE TO GET ENGLAND OPPORTUNITY FOR QATAR

Aaron Ramsdale is set to get an opportunity to show what he can do as England’s No.1 later this month. The Arsenal goalkeeper only has three caps for his country, but he is set to add to that in the Three Lions’ upcoming Nations League fixtures against Italy and Germany. Pickford’s injury presents an opportunity for another goalkeeper to impress Gareth Southgate, and Ramsdale is the leading candidate. Newcastle United’s Nick Pope and Dean Henderson of Nottingham Forest will also be hoping for a chance in September’s international fixtures.

The timing of Pickford’s injury could be significant. The games against Italy and Germany are England’s last matches before the World Cup, so Ramsdale will be looking to put himself into Southgate’s thoughts ahead of the tournament in Qatar. Continue Reading

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RASHFORD ON TARGET IN BIG WIN

England international Marcus Rashford was on target as his Manchester United side recorded a big win over arch rivals Liverpool to reignite their season in the Premier League. The Euro 2020 participant was the recipient of the winning goal at the end of the game involving two of the biggest teams in English football. Rashford was part of the England squad to the Euro 2020 tournament as the Three Lions finished as runners-up. It must be pointed out that the Manchester United forward has rarely featured for his country since the Euro 2020 and he would be hoping to maintain his form with the World Cup tournament in Qatar a few months away.

Rashford and his Manchester United teammates were heavily criticised in all quarters after they lost their first two league games of the season. There were no margin for errors ahead of their third league game with Liverpool at Old Trafford having failed to register a single point from the maximum six points available this season. Continue Reading