EURO 2020 final: Italy/Spain to face England/Denmark | UEFA EURO 2020

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Italy/Spain will face Denmark or England in Sunday’s UEFA EURO 2020 final at Wembley. Check out the hopefuls’ route through the competition, their final pedigree and previous meetings against their potential opponents in the decider.

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Italy

Route to the final

Group A: Turkey 0-3 Italy (Rome)
Group A: Italy 3-0 Switzerland (Rome)
Group A: Italy 1-0 Wales (Rome)
Round of 16: Italy 2-1 Austria (aet) (London)
Quarter-finals: Belgium 1-2 Italy (Munich)
Semi-finals: Italy – Spain (London)




Anastasi fires Italy to 1968 glory


Anastasi fires Italy to 1968 glory

Previous finals

1968: Italy 2-0 Yugoslavia, replay (Rome)
2000: France 2-1 Italy (aet), (Rotterdam)
2012: Spain 4-0 Italy (Kyiv)

Spain

Route to the final

Group E: Spain 0-0 Sweden (Seville)
Group E: Spain 1-1 Poland (Seville)
Group E: Slovakia 0-5 Spain (Seville)
Round of 16: Croatia 3-5 Spain (aet) (Copenhagen)
Quarter-finals: Switzerland 1-1 Spain (aet, Spain win 3-1 on pens) (St Petersburg)
Semi-finals: Italy – Spain (London)




EURO 2012 final highlights: Spain 4-0 Italy


EURO 2012 final highlights: Spain 4-0 Italy

Previous finals

1964: Spain 2-1 Soviet Union (Madrid)
1984: France 2-0 Spain (Paris)
2008: Spain 1-0 Germany (Vienna)
2012: Spain 4-0 Italy (Kyiv)

Denmark

Route to the final

Group B: Denmark 0-1 Finland (Copenhagen)
Group B: Denmark 1-2 Belgium (Copenhagen)
Group B: Russia 1-4 Denmark (Copenhagen)
Round of 16: Wales 0-4 Denmark (Amsterdam)
Quarter-finals: Czech Republic 1-2 Denmark (Baku)
Semi-finals: England – Denmark (London)




Highlights: Denmark’s 1992 final glory


Highlights: Denmark’s 1992 final glory

Previous finals

1992: Denmark 2-0 Germany (Gothenburg)

England

Route to the final

Group D: England 1-0 Croatia (London)
Group D: England 0-0 Scotland (London)
Group D: Czech Republic 0-1 England (London)
Round of 16: England 2-0 Germany (London)
Quarter-finals: Ukraine 0-4 England (Rome)
Semi-finals: England – Denmark (London)

Previous finals

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Previous meetings

Italy vs England




England v Italy: Watch the full EURO 2012 penalty shoot-out


England v Italy: Watch the full EURO 2012 penalty shoot-out

• The teams have faced each other 27 times, the Azzurri winning 11 to England’s eight, with eight draws.

• Italy failed to win any of the sides’ first eight meetings; England have managed a solitary win in the last seven.

• England suffered tournament-ending losses in both the teams’ previous EURO meetings. Marco Tardelli’s late goal earned the Azzurri a 1-0 win in the 1980 group stage while Italy prevailed on penalties (remember Andrea Pirlo’s Panenka!) in the 2012 quarter-finals.

• Italy have never lost to England at a major finals, with 2-1 FIFA World Cup victories in 1990 (third-place play-off) and 2014 (group stage) on top of those EURO triumphs.

Italy vs Denmark

• The teams have faced each other 12 times, Italy winning 12 to Denmark’s two, with two draws.

• The sides have met twice at major finals, both in the EURO group stage, with a goalless draw in 2004 and a 2-0 Italy win in 1988, when the Azzurri included a 23-year-old Roberto Mancini.

• Martin Braithwaite and Giorgio Chiellini featured the last time Denmark faced Italy in 2013, Alberto Aquilani late goal earning the visitors a 2-2 World Cup qualifying draw in Copenhagen.

Spain vs England




Watch full England v Spain EURO '96 penalty shoot-out


Watch full England v Spain EURO ’96 penalty shoot-out

• The teams have faced each other 27 times, England winning 14 to Spain’s ten, with just three draws.

• England have prevailed in all the sides’ previous EURO meetings, a side featuring Gareth Southgate winning on penalties in the EURO ’96 quarter-finals while it finished 2-1 in the 1980 group stage. England also ended Spain’s title defence at the last-eight stage in 1968, back when it was a four-team finals.

• The Three Lions won the last meeting between the teams 3-2 in October 2018 in the UEFA Nations League, racing into a 3-0 lead inside 38 minutes in Seville, but Spain triumphed 2-1 in their last Wembley meeting.

Teams when sides last met

Spain: De Gea; Jonny, Nacho, Ramos, Alonso; Thiago, Busquets, Saúl; Aspas, Rodrigo, Asensio
England: Pickford; Trippier, Gomez, Maguire, Chilwell; Winks, Dier, Barkley; Sterling, Kane, Rashford

Spain vs Denmark

• The teams have faced each other 16 times, Spain winning 12 to Denmark’s two with two draws.

• Spain are seven matches unbeaten against Denmark (W6 D1), dating back to a 1-0 loss in Copenhagen in 1993.

• The sides met in three consecutive major tournaments in the 1980s, with Spain coming out on top each time. La Roja won on penalties in the EURO 1984 semi-finals and 3-2 in the group stage four years later. In between, Emilio Butragueño scored four in a 5-1 win in the last 16 of the 1986 World Cup.

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