In a nail-biting match, England secured their spot in the Euro 2020 final after defeating Denmark 2-1. The game went into extra time when star player Harry Kane managed to score the winning goal, despite having his initial penalty saved by Kasper Schmeichel. This victory marks England’s first major tournament final since 1966 and they will now face Italy in a highly anticipated showdown at Wembley Stadium on July 12th.
The giant keeper saved from Bukayo Saka and Jadon Sancho after Marcus Rashford had hit a post as Leonardo Bonucci, Federico Bernadeschi, and Domenic Berardi scored for the Italians. Luke Shaw had been responsible for giving England their dream start with an incredible goal after 2 minutes but Italy might have offered nothing in the first half, it took command over the host gradually as they sat back and leveled the playing field after 67 minutes.
It was the first final that was going to be decided on penalties since West Germany had been defeated by Czechoslovakia in 1976 and was going to be celebrated in Italy after their defeat in 2000-2012. Continue Reading
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.
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
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.
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.