Italy and England are set to face off in the Euro 2020 final after edging past Spain and Denmark, respectively, in the semi-finals.
Azzurri reached a 1-1 stalemate, but then won 4-2 on penalties to sneak through and continue their unbeaten streak.
The Three Lions won 2-1 over Denmark where Harry Kane scored the decider in the extra time. He missed the penalty but netted the ball on the rebound to see off Denmark.
Former England and Manchester United legend, Gary Lineker said: “It’s been a long time coming. It’s finally happened. I was doubting I’d ever see it again in my lifetime at one point.”
On England reaching the Euro final for the first time in their history, Lineker added: “We have never done this before in our lifetimes. We have had so much pain, so much let-down and now we are going to a final. These are not nearly lads, they have actually gone and done something this year.”
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Micah Richards, former English footballer and now a pundit, was also elated to see the Three Lions win the contest.
“I’ve never felt an atmosphere like I’ve felt today. The fans are absolutely electric. Don’t forget we’re at home in Wembley,” Richards said. “We talked about Russia a lot but this is at Wembley for everyone to see and the scenes are just electrifying I’m just in awe of this stadium. I’m in awe of just being here.”
When is the Euro 2020 final?
The Euro 2020 final between England and Italy will kick off on Sunday, July 11, at 3 pm ET. Which is 8 pm BST in the UK.
Where is the Euro 2020 final?
London’s Wembley Stadium will host the Euro 2020 final.
How can I live stream Euro 2020 final?
The Euro 2020 final Italy vs England live stream is available via ITV and BBC iPlayer.
In the United States, ESPN will live stream Italy vs England final match.
Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Phillips, Rice; Saka, Mount, Sterling; Kane.
Donnarunna, Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne.
Italy vs England prediction:
England are poised to end their 55-year long draught of international glory, but Surprise Sports predicts it’s not coming home this year.
While the Three Lions have looked extremely sharp, penetrating Italy’s defence looks impossible at the moment with Chiellini and Bonucci in such sublime form.
Harry Kane, Harry Macguire and Jack Grealish have been in great touch, but they are likely to come to halt in front of the star-studded defence line-up of Azzurri.
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History favours Italy too. In the 27 encounters both teams have had, Italy are the superior side with 11 wins, eight losses and drawing nine games.
In the last two major competitions, Italy overwhelmed the Three Lions, winning 2-1 in the 2014 World cup and then beat 4-2 on penalties when Roy Hodgson was in charge of the England side.
Roberto Mancini has led the Italian side as champions through and through. After all, the man has got something up his sleeves that have extended Italy’s unbeaten run to 33.
Azzurri are likely to continue with their dream run and thump England at Wembley.