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2020 UEFA European Championship Final

Italy 1 England 1 [0-1]
Match Summary
Italy Squad
England Squad
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The Azzurri European Championship Squad  July 2021
←Last Italian Squad that faced England (976)  
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
15. Acerbi, Francesco 10 February 1988 33 CD SS Lazio 17 1
18. Barella, Nicolò 17 February 1997 24 M FC Internazionale Milano 28 6
23. Bastoni, Alessandro 13 April 1999 22 CD FC Internazionale Milano 6 0
9. Belotti, Andrea 20 December 1993 27 F Torino FC 38 12
11. Berardi, Domenico 1 August 1994 26 F US Sassuolo Calcio 16 5
20. Bernardeschi, Federico 16 February 1994 27 F Juventus FC 33 6
19. Bonucci, Leonardo 1 May 1987 34 CD Juventus FC 108 7
7. Castroville, Gaetano 17 February 1997 24 M ACF Fiorentina 3 0
3. Chiellini, Giorgio 14 August 1984 36 CD Juventus FC 111 8
14. Chiesa, Federico 25 October 1997 23 F Juventus FC, on loan from ACF Fiorentina 31 3
16. Cristante, Bryan 3 March 1995 26 M AS Roma 16 1
2. Di Lorenzo, Giovanni 4 August 1993 27 RB SSC Napoli 12 0
21. Donnarumma, Gianluigi 25 February 1999 22 G AC Milan 32 0
13. Palmieri dos Santos, Emerson 3 August 1994
in Santos, Brazil
26 LB Chelsea FC, England 18 0
24. Florenzi, Alessandro 11 March 1991 30 RB AS Roma 44 2
17. Immobile, Ciro 20 February 1990 31 F SS Lazio 51 15
10. Insigne, Lorenzo 4 June 1991 30 F SSC Napoli 46 10

8. Jorginho

20 December 1991
in Imbituba, Brazil
29 DM Chelsea FC, England 34 5
Frello Filho, Jorge Luiz
5. Locatelli, Manuel 8 January 1998 23 M US Sassuolo Calcio 14 3
26. Meret, Alex 22 March 1997 24 G SSC NapoliTorino FC 2 0
12. Pessina, Matteo 21 April 1997 24 M Atalanta BC 9 4
22. Raspadori, Giacomo 18 February 2000 21 F US Sassuolo Calcio 2 0
1. Sirigu, Salvatore 12 January 1987 34 G Torino FC 27 0
4. Spinazzola, Leonardo 25 March 1993 28 LB AS Roma 18 0
Spinazzola withdrew from the squad on 2 July because of an achilles tendon injury.
25. Tolói, Rafael 10 October 1990
in Glória d'Oeste, Brazil
30 RB Atalanta BC 7 0
also has 19 Brazil U20 appearances
6. Verratti, Marco 5 November 1992 28 CM Paris Saint-Germain FC, France 44 3

Squad details correct up to and including Italy's match against Spain on 6 July 2021.
Tallies taken from FIGC

Diary

Tuesday, 4 May 2021 - Teams will be allowed to select a 26-player squad instead of 23 at this summer's delayed European Championship Finals. The change has been implemented to lessen the load on players after a club season compressed because of the coronavirus pandemic. It will also help managers adapt if outbreaks occur during the tournament.

Wednesday, 2 June 2021 - Italy took their Euro 2020 squad announcement to a whole new level with a two hour television show dedicated to Roberto Mancini's unveiling of his 26-man squad for this summer's tournament. Sassuolo's uncapped Giacomo Raspadori was a surprise call-up. From playing padel with frying pans, to a rap battle between players before the entire squad sang Italy's national anthem, this was an announcement like no other.
The squad will be based at Il Centro Tecnico Federale di Coverciano, te central training found of the Italian Football Federation, in Florence.

Friday, 4 June 2021 - Italy 4 Czech Republic 0 - Italy brushed aside the Czech Republic in their final Euro 2020 warm-up game in Bologna for an eighth consecutive win without conceding a goal. Ciro Immobile drilled in their opener before Nicolo Berella scored their second, courtesy of a huge deflection, after a run from the halfway line. Lorenzo Insigne, on his 30th birthday, swept home from Immobile's pass. Insigne then picked out Domenico Berardi in space and the striker chipped in a fourth. Barardi's Sassoulo team-mate Giacomo Raspadori came on for his international debut with twelve minutes to go.

Friday, 11 June 2021 - Turkey 0 England 3 - Euro 2020 opened in spectacular fashion as Italy got their campaign off to an impressive start in front of their own fans with a comfortable victory over Turkey. Once the rescheduled tournament finally began, an own goal by Merih Demiral and strikes by Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne settled the one-sided Group A match. The first of 51 fixtures across eleven European cities over the next month. It is the first time Italy have scored three goals in a European Championship Finals match and are unbeaten in 28 matches, since Portugal beat them in September 2018.

Wednesday, 16 June 2021 - Italy 3 Switzerland 0 - In-form Italy became the first team to reach the knockout stage with another impressive showing in victory over Switzerland. Roberto Mancini's side made it back to back 3-0 wins courtesy of another sprightly performance in Rome. Sassuolo midfielder Manuel Locatelli scored twice, first by finishing off a move he started by tapping in from Domenico's Berardi's darting run and cutback. Italy's passing and pressing was far superior to their opponents and Locatelli's fizzing strike from the edge of the area underlined their control of the contest. Lazio strike Ciro Immobile's long-range drive, which squeezed under goalkeeper Yann Sommer, completed a comprehensive victory late on.

Sunday, 20 June 2021 - Italy 1 Wales 0 - Wales demonstrated great resolve in defeat against Italy as they clung on with ten men for a result which was enough to secure their own place in the knockout phase of Euro 2020. Wales withstood relentless Italian pressure to scrape through in second place on goal difference.  Italy made eight changes to their team but were still dominant. Matteo Pessina's goal giving them a 1-0 half-time lead which scarcely reflected their superiority. They have now gone thirty matches unbeaten, equalling their national record
(set between 1935-39), and kept clean sheets in the last eleven (the record is twelve between 1972 and 1974).

Saturday, 26 June 2021 - Italy 2 Austria 1 - Italy needed extra time to see off battling Austria at Wembley to set up a Euro 2020 quarter-final with Belgium or Portugal. It was Austria's first appearance in the knockout phase of the European Championship and put in a tireless performance, so much so that when Saša Kalajdžić pulled a goal back for Austria, it was the first goal Italy have conceded in twelve matches. However, Italy did set a new national record by going on 31 matches unbeaten when goals from substitutes Federico Chiesa and Matteo Pessina sent Italy through. Roberto Mancini has got Italy believing again, but will need to play better if they are to progress. Chiesa's goal ensured he joined his father, Enrico, in scoring at the European Championship Finals. The first father and son to do so.

Friday, 2 July 2021 - Belgium 1 Italy 2 - Italy set-up a Euro 202 semi-final match with Spain after edging an exhilarating tie with Belgium in Munich. 
Italy have been arguably the best team of the Tournament so far and Belgium are the number one ranked team in the world.  The two Azzurri's goals - which took the team to thirteen consecutive wins and 32 games without defeat - were of the highest quality. Nicolo Barella wriggled through three defenders before drilling in the opener and Lorenzo Insigne ran from the halfway line before curling in one of the goals of the tournament. Belgium were given hope late in the first half when Giovanni di Lorenzo fouled Jeremy Doku and Romelu Lukaku scored the penalty. Italy must play their next match without Leonardo Spinazzola, who was stretchered off late on. They have now gone 32-matches unbeaten.

Tuesday, 6 July 2021 - Italy 1 Spain 1 - Italy beat Spain on penalties in their twelfth Major Tournament semi-final to reach the Euro 2020 Final after an enthralling semi-final at Wembley. After Alvaro Morata's penalty was saved, Jorginho strolled up to score and set up a final with either England or Denmark in London on Sunday. Federico Chiesa looked as if he had sent Italy to the final in normal time with a delightful curled finish to cap off a quicker counter. But Morata stepped off the bench to slot an equaliser with ten minutes to go after a one-two with Dani Olmo. However' the Juventus forward's penalty miss proved costly as Spain failed to advance from a semi-final for the first time in their history.

Saturday, 10 July 2021 - The Italian squad leave Coverciano for London.

Italy Form: last six games
W W W W W D   f 12:a 3   success: 92%
  11 June 2021 - Turkey 0 Italy 3 [0-0]
Stade Olimpico, Roma
Demiral OG, Immobile, Insigne ECF HW
  16 June 2021- Italy 3 Switzerland 0 [1-0]
Stade Olimpico, Roma
Locatelli (2), Immobile HW
  20 June 2021 - Italy 1 Wales 0 [1-0]
Stade Olimpico, Roma
Pessina HW
  26 June 2021 - Italy 2 Austria 1 [0-0]ᴭᵀ
National Stadium, Wembley
Chiesa, Pessina
Kalajdžić
NW
2 July 2021 - Belgium 1 Italy 2 [0-0]
Allianz Arena, München
Lukaku (pen)
Barella, Insigne
NW
  6 July 2021- Italy 1 Spain 1 [0-0]ᴭᵀ 4-2 on penalty-kicks
National Stadium, Wembley
Chiesa
Morata
ND

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