Follow our live commentary in written format for the Euro 2020 final between Italy and England. Is football coming “home” or “Rome”?
Here we are. The final stage of the delayed European championship scheduled for the year of 2020. Still not entirely clear of the global pandemic, England is relieving the health restrictions and making Wembley a true cathedral of football for tonight. For each of the two teams facing each other, Italy and the hosts England, a case can be made at being among the tournament’s best teams. Neither of the teams has been beaten at the Euros yet, England even conceded only one goal. With star-packed teams facing each other off on the biggest of stages in UEFA competitions, we are in for a spectacular match.
Roberto Mancini and Gareth Southgate each opted to send the following XIs to kick off the match:
Italy XI: Donnarumma; Di Lorenzo, Bonucci, Chiellini, Emerson; Barella, Jorginho, Verratti; Chiesa, Immobile, Insigne.
England XI: Pickford; Trippier, Walker, Stones, Maguire, Shaw; Phillips, Rice; Mount, Sterling; Kane.