Wednesday , 6 July 2022

European Football Championship

THE BREAKTHROUGH STARS OF EURO 2020

The European Championships are quite famous for garnering on-field surprises. Take for example Greece’s 2004 final win against hosts Portugal or Portugal themselves going on to win the title in 2016 having won none of their group stage fixtures. However, there’s another kind of satisfaction in witnessing the rise of a star – a certain player who impresses against all odds with his personality and playing style. EURO 2020 provided us with a host of names who are worthy future superstars. Some of them have already impressed on the club stage, while others have become overnight sensations. From an 18-year-old …

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Ten players who failed Euro 2020: how and why it happened

These guys were supposed to be the decoration of Euro 2020, but they performed much below the level they show at the club level. Therefore, we present to you the top 10 main disappointments of the completed European Championship. Phil Foden Before the start of the Euro, Foden did his hair in the style of Paul Gascoigne, who scored a miracle goal against Scotland at the European Championship in 1996. Unfortunately, Phil at Euro 2020 reminded Gazza only of his hairstyle — Southgate put the City midfielder in the base, but he looked pale and sat down on the bench …

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Forza Italia: results of Euro 2020

Euro 2020 ended with a dramatic victory for the Italian national team in a penalty shootout. The English received a painful blow, losing the final match in London in front of their fans. Nevertheless, the last European Championship turned out to be interesting, full of exploits, emotions and different life situations. This tournament will go down in history. Next, we will summarize the results of Euro 2020 and highlight its main points. Top scorer The situation with the best scorer of the tournament turned out to be ambiguous. Both Cristiano Ronaldo and Patrick Schick scored five goals each. At the …

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The Italian national team became the European champion, beating England in a penalty shootout

On July 11, the Italian national team met with the national team of England. The final of the European Championship-2020 was held at the Wembley Stadium in London (England). The primary and extra time of the meeting ended with a score of 1:1. The Italians won the penalty shootout — 3:2. The final of the continental championship was served by a team of referees from the Netherlands led by Bjorn Kuipers. The England national team opened the score in the match in the 3rd minute. Flanker Luke Shaw scored his first goal for the “three lions”. The Italian national team …

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Italy – England. 11.07.2021. Forecast and announcement for the final of the European Championship

On Sunday, July 11, the final match of the European Championship will take place, in which the national teams of Italy and England will meet. The teams will meet in London at the Wembley Stadium, with a capacity of 90 thousand people. The Dutch referee Bjorn Kuipers will judge the opponents. Italy Even before the start of the Euro, the Italian national team looked solid. Still, it is unlikely that many expected to see the section of Roberto Mancini in the final of the tournament. The Italians won their group by scoring a maximum of 9 points. In the 1/8 …

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The England team defeated Denmark and reached the final of Euro 2020

The Danes were the first to open an account. Then, on the 30th minute, Mikkel Damsgaard broke the “dry” series of the English goalkeeper Pickford with a free-kick. According to Eurosport, the 27-year-old goalkeeper of the “three lions” did not miss in the national team for 726 minutes and by six minutes surpassed the achievement of the legend of English football Banks, whose series numbered 720 minutes. After 9 minutes, Southgate’s wards equalized the score. Bukayo Saka shot from the right flank, and the captain of the Danes, Simon Kier, cut the ball into his own goal — 1:1. The …

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Italy beat Spain on penalties and reached the Euro final

The Italian national team made it to the final of the European Football Championship, beating the Spanish national team in a dramatic penalty shootout. In the final, the wards of Roberto Mancini, who have not lost for 33 meetings, will play with England or Denmark. The Italians showed phenomenal attacking football at this championship, and the team structure is built so well that the loss of any player is compensated by a reserve almost painlessly. Roberto Mancini put up his classic 4–3‑3. In the centre of the field, Supertrio Jorginho, Marco Verratti, Nico Barella should have provided control. In the …

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On July 6, Italy and Spain will play in the first semi-final of Euro 2020

The European Championship is coming to the finish line. Four teams continue to fight for medals. They have gathered in London, where two semi-finals and a final will be held next week. So let’s start with an absolute Euro classic — on July 6, Italy will play with Spain. Since the 2008 European Championship, the paths of the parties have always crossed. However, in 2012, they played twice at the group stage and in the final. In total, Italy and Spain have fought four times in the last three European championships — a draw in 2008 (Spain won on penalties), 1:1 …

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England defeated Ukraine and reached the semi-finals of Euro 2020

The match of the national teams of Ukraine and England at Euro 2020 has ended. The 1/4 final of the European Championship was held at the Olimpico Stadium in Rome (Italy) and finished with a significant victory for the British with a score of 4:0. In the 4th minute of the match, England winger Raheem Sterling passed on the left flank, shifted to the centre and gave an accurate pass to Harry Kane, guarding the key at the penalty area. The striker came closer to the goal and sent the ball into the net. Immediately after the break, England got the …

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Denmark beat the Czech Republic and reached the semi-finals of Euro 2020

In the match of the 1/4 finals of Euro 2020, the Danish national team beat the Czech national team. The game was held at the Olympic Stadium in Baku (Azerbaijan) and ended with a score of 2:1. Denmark midfielder Thomas Delaney opened the scoring in the 5th minute of the match against the Czech Republic. Jens Larsen from the corner of the field executed a feed to the centre of the Czech penalty area, from where Delaney struck a header — the ball after bouncing off the lawn flew into the corner of the goal. The striker of the Danish national …

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The first semi-final pair of Euro 2020 became known

The first participants of the semifinal were determined at the 2020 European Football Championship. Their matches were held on July 2. The first quarterfinal match was held in St. Petersburg. The teams of Spain and Switzerland met in it. The primary and extra time ended with a score of 1:1. The Spaniards quickly came forward. Denis Zakaria opened the scoring in the 8th minute of the match. The Swiss were able to equalize the score only in the 68th minute. Captain Sheridan Shaqiri distinguished himself. In the 78th minute, the Swiss were left with ten. Remo Froiler was removed from the …

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All pairs of the 1/4 finals of the European Championship-2020 became known

The English national team prevailed over the German national team and reached the quarterfinals of the European Football Championship. In the first half, the opponents did not score goals, and in the second, two classic flank attacks of the hosts ended with goals. Raheem Sterling scored for the third match in a row, and Harry Kane scored his first goal. Unlike some other confrontations within the 1/8 finals of Euro 2020, the match between the national teams of England and Germany had every right to bear the title of a football classic. At least because these two countries were united by …

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France – Switzerland 3:3 (4:5 on penalties). The inglorious departure of the world champions

The world champion and vice-champion of Europe, the French national team, has completed its performance at Euro 2020. “Tricolor” led 3:1 to the 81st minute but did not hold the advantage and lost in a series of 11-meter shots. Didier Deschamps ’ players practically did not dominate the National Stadium in Romania in the first half of the meeting. Haris Seferovic put Switzerland ahead in the 15th minute, and this score remained until the break. In the 54th minute, the underdogs got a chance to break away, but Hugo Lloris dragged a penalty after a Ricardo Rodriguez strike. This moment became …

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Croatia — Spain. The big thriller in the 1/8 finals of the European Championship

On June 28, the teams of Croatia and Spain met in the match of the 1/8 finals of Euro 2020. The fight was held in Copenhagen. The Spaniards won with a score of 5:3. The Spaniards started the 1/8 final match more actively, but it rarely came to the final blow. But the Croats took the lead in the 20th minute. The Spaniards themselves brought about the goal. Pedri gave the pass back too much, and goalkeeper Unai Simon missed and failed to knock the ball out, and it flew into the goal. “Fury of Roja” restored parity at the end …

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Belgium knocked out European champion Portugal from EURO 2020

Belgium beat Portugal in 1/8 of the European Championship and reached the quarterfinals, playing with Italy. Torgan Azar scored the only goal. Portugal resigned as European champion in the first round of the playoffs, and Cristiano Ronaldo remains the top scorer of the Euro so far. Portugal had the advantage for most of the first half: they had a lot of possession of the ball and often went to someone else’s goal. The most dangerous moment happened in the 6th minute: Diogo Jota ran down the left flank into someone else’s penalty area and shot from a dangerous position but did …

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Italy won its fourth victory at Euro 2020 and reached the 1/4 finals

Italy beat Austria in the 1/8 finals of the European Championship (2:1). The first half was held under the great advantage of the Italian national team. Austria started cheerfully but lasted no more than 15 minutes with the first number. Then “Squadra Azzurra” took control of the game and created several short moments. So, for example, in the 32nd minute, striker Ciro Immobile from behind the penalty box charged into the cross of the goal of the Austrians. However, the Italians did not realize a single episode against the organized Austrian defence, and the score did not change in the …

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