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.
Witness the live broadcast of Brazil vs. Argentina final and know the match schedule by checking it out here. As the head coach of the national team, Mancini shared how his relationship with Gianluca, his longtime friend, is unique due to their history together. The two have experienced highs and lows together on the field in London, having played as teammates for Sampdoria. They faced defeat against Barcelona in the 1992 European Cup final at the old Wembley, marking their last match as teammates after spending eight years together at the Italian club. However, they have also celebrated victories at Wembley – Vialli won the FA Cup as Chelsea manager in 2000, while Mancini achieved the same feat with Manchester City in 2011.
In 2019, Mancini brought Vialli back into the fold by appointing him as delegation chief of the Italy team. Vialli had just announced that he had recovered from his second bout with pancreatic cancer. With a shared history of triumphs and challenges on the field, Mancini and Vialli’s bond has stood the test of time.