England faces Italy in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley on Sunday night. Gareth Southgate’s side will hope to clinch a first major tournament triumph for 55 years. Harry Kane’s extra-time goal – the rebound from his own saved penalty – defeated Denmark in the semis after Simon Kjaer’s own goal had canceled out Mikkel Damsgaard’s stunning free-kick.
Italy will face England in the final of the European Championship in Kiev on Sunday. Roberto Mancini’s side has won their last four matches to reach the final for the first time in their history. They beat Ukraine in Rome, Germany at Wembley, and Austria in extra-time to top Group D. The Three Lions are bidding to win their first-ever European Cup after a hugely impressive campaign.
DATE, KICK-OFF TIME, AND VENUE
England vs Italy in the Euro 2020 Final is scheduled for an 8 pm 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.
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.
The Three Lions boss stuck with a four-man defence against the Danes after previo switching to a three to counter the impact of the German wing-backs. Jack Grealish’s substitution in extra time against Denmark looked to be a tactical decision rather than being caused by any injury. Italy are still without Andrea Spinazzola after the Roma full-back was stretchered off against Belgium and underwent surgery on a ruptured Achilles tendon.
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 the tight affair between two excellent, confident teams, potentially decided by just 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!