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UEFA European Championship

Medics who saved Eriksen set for UEFA award

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The medical staff who saved Denmark midfielder Christian Eriksen‘s life at the Euro 2020 are set to receive the UEFA President’s Award, Europe’s football governing body said on Tuesday. Eriksen collapsed during Denmark’s opening defeat by Finland in June and received life-saving treatment on the pitch before he was rushed......

Arrests made over racist abuse of England players

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Four people have been arrested over online racist abuse aimed at members of the England team after Sunday’s Euro 2020 final, British police said on Thursday. A specialist team is looking into the offensive comments, police said, after three Black players — Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka —......

How Lionel Messi outplayed everybody at Euro 2020

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Lionel Messi has long faced criticism for perceived failure to deliver on the international stage, but the 34-year-old finally exorcised those demons by playing an instrumental role in Argentina claiming their first trophy in almost three decades. 1 Related The Barcelona star has won all there is to win at......

UEFA probe England over Euro 2020 final chaos

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UEFA has opened a formal investigation into the storming of Wembley Stadium by supporters at Sunday’s Euro 2020 final, in addition to charging the English Football Association with four separate offences relating to the conduct of fans. England’s first appearance in a tournament showpiece for 55 years ended in defeat......

Eight stars who could earn a big move after Euro 2020

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Major international tournaments usually see some players emerge who go on to earn themselves a big move with their performances. But basing your summer transfer business on a few good games can be dangerous — as Manchester United‘s move for Czech star Karel Poborsky after Euro ’96 or Real Madrid‘s......

Rashford mural restored after vandalism

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A mural of Marcus Rashford in Manchester has been restored after it was vandalised on Sunday following England‘s Euro 2020 final loss to Italy on penalties. Rashford was one of three England players who failed to convert their spot-kicks — Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were the other two —......

England’s potential will be wasted if Southgate can’t learn to be bold

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England will need some time to recover from their penalty shootout defeat to Italy in the Euro 2020 final, but the countdown to the 2022 World Cup has already begun. It will be 499 days between the end of Euro 2020 and the opening game of the next World Cup......

Euro 2020 talking points: Did the best team win? Top player, goal, and memorable moment?

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Euro 2020 ended on Sunday with Italy lifting the trophy at Wembley after beating England 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw after extra time. The last month has been full of highs and lows, triumph and despair; our writers look back at the tournament. News, features | Results |......

England ‘disgusted’ by racism aimed at players

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England‘s Football Association released a statement in the early hours of Monday morning condemning the online racist abuse of players following the team’s penalty shootout loss to Italy in the Euro 2020 final on Sunday. The sides drew 1-1 after extra time and Italy won the shootout 3-2, with England......

Cristiano Ronaldo wins Euro 2020 Golden Boot

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Cristiano Ronaldo won the Golden Boot at Euro 2020 on Sunday, to continue a tournament of records for the Portugal captain. His Golden Boot was made official after Italy beat England in a penalty shootout to win the Euro on Sunday night at Wembley. Ronaldo, 36, ended on five goals......

Fans try to storm Wembley before Euro final

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Italy vs. England was overshadowed before the Euro 2020 final by fan trouble. Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images The English Football Association have confirmed a number of fans tried to storm Wembley Stadium in the build-up to Sunday’s Euro 2020 final between Italy and England. Videos circulated on social media of......

England’s run reflects how Southgate, players changed national mood

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BURTON UPON TRENT, England — It was in the months after England‘s run to the 2018 World Cup semifinals when manager Gareth Southgate began to realise the impact he had made on the country. “What hit me coming back from Russia was families coming up to me on the street,......

Southgate to England fans: Don’t boo Italy anthem

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Gareth Southgate has warned England supporters not to boo the Italian national anthem at Sunday’s Euro 2020 final. The Football Association were fined £26,600 ($36,000) by UEFA after a series of incidents involving fans during Wednesday’s semifinal win over Denmark. A laser pen was shone in the eyes of Danish......

Football’s Coming Home? No, say UEFA

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“Three Lions” singer Frank Skinner said UEFA had opposed plans for him and David Baddiel to perform their popular song before Sunday’s European Championship final between England and Italy at Wembley. The hit song, released in 1996, has been revived in recent years as England’s footballing performances have improved, moving......

Italy vs. England tale of the tape: Who will win Euro 2020?

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The Euro 2020 final is here at last, albeit a year later than scheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and London will stage a heavyweight clash between England and Italy at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. Roberto Mancini’s Italy are seeking the Azzurri’s first European title since 1968, while England are......

England fined for laser pointer, fan disturbances

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The English FA were charged by UEFA on Thursday after a fan pointed a laser into Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel’s eyes. Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media via Getty Images The English Football Association have been fined €30,000 ($36,000) after a fan aimed a laser pointer into the eyes of Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel during......

Bonucci: England-Italy is ‘youngsters against old men’

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Italy veteran defender Leonardo Bonucci says he is concerned about the speed of England‘s attack heading into Sunday’s Euro 2020 final (stream live on ESPN and ESPN+ at 3 p.m. ET) and joked that it will be for him and his defensive teammate Giorgio Chiellini a “youngsters against old men”......

Messi vs. Neymar, England vs. Italy: Biggest football weekend this side of World Cup

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This is it. This is our reward for 16 months that saw the world turned inside out. Sixteen months that saw that most reliable of metronomes dictating our weekly routine stop entirely for three months, before returning in a weird fashion: no fans, masked coaches on the benches and echoes......

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