Whilst Portugal were eliminated from the tournament at the round of 16 stage, Cristiano Ronaldo remains on course to win the Euro 2020 Golden Boot, although there is the slight possibility either Harry Kane or Raheem Sterling overtake him in the final match of the tournament.
Ronaldo scored in every match he took part in at Euro 2020, scoring a total of five goals, which leaves him directly above Patrick Schick who scored five as well, but had one fewer assist than Ronaldo, and the English duo of Kane and Sterling who have scored four and three respectively.
Wembley will play host to England’s first appearance in a major final since 1966, also at Wembley, and both Sterling and Kane know they can take the Golden Boot for themselves.
Kane is the best place after scoring against Germany, Denmark and adding two in the quarter-final drubbing of Ukraine, and he will need one goal against Italy on Sunday.
Interestingly enough, one further goal would also be enough for Kane to become England’s all-time leading goalscorer in tournament football, surpassing Gary Lineker’s tally of 10.
Sterling has been the catalyst for England’s attacking play this summer, and despite scoring one fewer goal than Kane it could be argued he has been more important.
For his part, the Golden Boot is an outside shot for the Manchester City forward, with him needing to score two goals, adding to his strikes against Croatia, Germany and the Czech Republic.