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Italy vs. England, Euro 2020/1 final: Live blog; highlights

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...as it happened: live blog, updates, highlights, lineups, etc.

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It’s coming home. Or is it “coming Rome”? We’re about to find out!

England could end 55 years of hurt, while Italy look for their second European crown, after losing finals in both 2000 and 2012.

Three Chelsea players start (Jorginho & Emerson vs. Mount), while Reece James is on the bench for the England. Ben Chilwell again does not make the matchday squad.

Here we go!


Italy starting lineup (4-3-3):
Donnarumma | Emerson, Chiellini, Bonucci, Di Lorenzo | Verratti, Jorginho, Barella | Insigne, Immobile, Chiesa

Substitutes from: Meret, Tolói, Bastoni, Bernardeschi, Berardi, Cristante, Sirigu, Pessina, Acerbi, Belotti, Florenzi, Locatelli

England starting lineup (3-4-3):
Pickford | Maguire, Stones, Walker | Shaw, Rice, Phillips, Trippier | Sterling, Kane (c), Mount

Substitutes from: Grealish, Johnstone, Henderson, Mings, Coady, Calvert-Lewin, Saka, Ramsdale, Sancho, Rashford, James, Bellingham


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 is the one with both Emma Hayes and Ashley Cole.)
Streaming: BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub (UK); ESPN+, Univision Now (USA)


LIVE BLOG


Be excellent to each other, and party on, dudes!