The big match

Euro 2020 final: Italy beat England on penalties at Wembley

Football’s not coming home - it’s going to Rome

Italy 1 England 1 AET (Italy won 3-2 on penalties)

England suffered penalty heartbreak as they were beaten by Italy in the Euro 2020 final at Wembley Stadium. Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford made two saves in the shoot-out but misses by Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka proved decisive.  

Gareth Southgate’s side had got off to a dream start with Luke Shaw’s goal after just two minutes, but Leonardo Bonucci’s close-range effort gave Italy a deserved equaliser on 67 minutes. Despite their possession Italy were unable to break down the England defence and the match went into extra time and then to penalties. 

Southgate, who suffered his own personal anguish in a penalty shoot-out as a player, will “no doubt get some flak for sending on Rashford and Sancho to their fate, and for selecting the 19-year-old Saka to take the decisive fifth kick”, said The Guardian’s Scott Murray. But all three players, and the manager, “deserve to be cut all the slack for the joy they’ve given the country during this tournament”. 

England captain Harry Kane said “the boys couldn’t have given more”. He told BBC One: “Penalties is the worst feeling in the world when you lose. It wasn’t our night but it’s been a fantastic tournament and we should hold our heads high. Of course it’s going to hurt now. It’s going to hurt for a while, but we’re on the right track and we’re building and hopefully we can progress from this next year.”

While England will look back at another missed opportunity of winning a major tournament for the first time since 1966, in Italy the country celebrated as captain Giorgio Chiellini lifted the Henri Delaunay trophy. “Italy is champion of Europe,” said La Stampa. “How sweet it is to write it, how sweet it is to hear it looking out from the windows across the country. Italy is champion of Europe.” 

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Top scorers

Ronaldo wins the golden boot

With five goals and one assist at Euro 2020 Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo won the golden boot ahead of Czech Republic’s Patrik Schick.

Although they both scored five goals in the tournament, Ronaldo finished top of the rankings thanks to his one assist and the fact he played fewer minutes than Schick.

Top scorer rankings

  • 1. Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal (5 goals, 1 assist, 360 minutes) 
  • 2. Patrik Schick, Czech Republic (5 goals, 0 assists, 404 minutes) 
  • 3. Karim Benzema, France (4 goals, 0 assists, 349 minutes)

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Venues

Host cities and stadiums 

Eleven cities across Europe hosted Euro 2020 matches:

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands: Johan Cruyff Arena 
  • Baku, Azerbaijan: Olympic Stadium 
  • Bucharest, Romania: Arena Nationala
  • Budapest, Hungary: Puskas Arena
  • Copenhagen, Denmark: Parken Stadium 
  • Glasgow, Scotland: Hampden Park
  • London, England: Wembley Stadium
  • Munich, Germany: Allianz Arena 
  • Rome, Italy: Stadio Olimpico
  • St Petersburg, Russia: Krestovsky Stadium
  • Seville, Spain: La Cartuja

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The draw

Euro 2020: groups and teams

Group A
Group B
Group C
Group D
Group E
Group F

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Wales celebrate qualifying for Euro 2020

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Group A

Euro 2020 group A final table and qualifiers

 

Group A results

Friday 11 June 2021
  • Turkey 0 Italy 3 
Saturday 12 June 2021
  • Wales 1 Switzerland 1
Wednesday 16 June 2021
  • Turkey 0 Wales 2
  • Italy 3 Switzerland 0
Sunday 20 June 2021
  • Italy 1 Wales 0 
  • Switzerland 3 Turkey 1

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Group B

Euro 2020 group B final table

 

Group B results

Saturday 12 June 2021
  • Denmark 0 Finland 1
  • Belgium 3 Russia 0 
Wednesday 16 June 2021
  • Finland 0 Russia 1
Thursday 17 June 2021
  • Denmark 1 Belgium 2
Monday 21 June 2021
  • Finland 0 Belgium 2
  • Russia 1 Denmark 4

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Group C

Euro 2020 group C final table

Group C results

Sunday 13 June 2021
  • Austria 3 North Macedonia 1
  • Netherlands 3 Ukraine 2
Thursday 17 June 2021
  • Ukraine 2 North Macedonia 1
  • Netherlands 2 Austria 0
Monday 21 June 2021
  • North Macedonia 0 Netherlands 3
  • Ukraine 0 Austria 1

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Scotland and England’s last meeting was a 2-2 draw at Hampden in 2017

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Group D

Euro 2020 group D final table

Group D results

Sunday 13 June 2021
  • England 1 Croatia 0 
Monday 14 June 2021
  • Scotland 0 Czech Republic 2
Friday 18 June 2021
  • Croatia 1 Czech Republic 1
  • England 0 Scotland 0 
Tuesday 22 June 2021
  • Croatia 3 Scotland 1
  • Czech Republic 0 England 1

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Group E

Euro 2020 Group E final table

Group E results

Monday 14 June 2021
  • Poland 1 Slovakia 2
  • Spain 0 Sweden 0
Friday 18 June 2021
  • Sweden 1 Slovakia 0
Saturday 19 June 2021
  • Spain 1 Poland 1
Wednesday 23 June 2021
  • Slovakia 0 Spain 5
  • Sweden 3 Poland 2

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Cristiano Ronaldo was captain as Portugal won Euro 2016

Cristiano Ronaldo was captain as Portugal won Euro 2016

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Group F

Euro 2020 Group F final table

Group F results

Tuesday 15 June 2021
  • Hungary 0 Portugal 3
  • France 1 Germany 0
Saturday 19 June 2021
  • Hungary 1 France 1
  • Portugal 2 Germany 4
Wednesday 23 June 2021
  • Germany 2 Hungary 2
  • Portugal 2 France 2

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26-29 June 2021

Round of 16 results

Saturday 26 June 2021 
  • Game 1: Wales 0 Denmark 4
  • Game 2: Italy 2 Austria 1 after extra time (AET)
Sunday 27 June 2021 
  • Game 3: Netherlands 0 Czech Republic 2
  • Game 4: Belgium 1 Portugal 0
Monday 28 June 2021 
  • Game 5: Croatia 3 Spain 5 AET
  • Game 6: France 3 Switzerland 3 AET (Switzerland win 5-4 on penalties) 
Tuesday 29 June 2021
  • Game 7: England 2 Germany 0 
  • Game 8: Sweden 1 Ukraine 2 AET

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2-3 July 2021

Quarter-final results

Friday 2 July
  • QF1: Switzerland 1 Spain 1 (Spain won 3-1 on penalties)
  • QF2: Belgium 1 Italy 2
Saturday 3 July
  • QF3: Czech Republic 1 Denmark 2
  • QF4: Ukraine 0 England 4 

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6-7 July 2021

Euro 2020 semi-final results

Tuesday 6 July
  • Italy 1 Spain 1 (after extra time - Italy won 4-2 on penalties)
Wednesday 7 July
  • England 2 Denmark 1 (after extra time)

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The Euro 2020 final will be held at Wembley

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Euro 2020 final

Sunday 11 July

Italy 1 England 1 (after extra time; Italy won 3-2 on penalties)

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