A nation awaits, hoping to break 55 years of hurt as England take on Italy in tonight’s Euro 2020 final at Wembley Stadium.
The Three Lions have successfully navigated the “easier” side of the bracket to reach the continental showpiece showdown, eliminating Germany, Ukraine, and Denmark. In the opposite corner, Italy have been dispatching relentlessly all those who had stood in their way, be that Austria, Belgium, or Spain. The Azzurri have not lost a game in nearly three years, and are working on a 33-match unbeaten run.
Date/Time: Sunday, July 11, 2021, 20.00 BST; 3pm EDT
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London, England
Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (NED)
On TV: BBC One, ITV 1 (UK); ESPN, Univision, TUDN (USA); elsewhere (ITV’s coverage will feature both Emma Hayes and Ashley Cole.)
Streaming: BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub (UK); ESPN+, FuboTV, Univision Now (USA)
Chelsea players are set to for key roles on either side, and the game’s outcome could in fact hinge greatly on Mason Mount’s personal duel with Jorginho (assuming Mount gets tasked with disrupting Italy’s midfield, as we’d tell him if we were in charge). Reece James hasn’t played much and Ben Chilwell hasn’t played at all, but they could also be involved. Emerson should get the start for Italy, as in the semifinal.
Finals don’t always live up to the hype, but either way, this could be an historic occasion.