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Euro 2020: 24 fans from 24 countries review the tournament

Fans in Italy are overjoyed; fans in England are proud; and fans in Turkey are not happyThe Azzurri inspired the world with that special Italian sprezzatura, a dogged work ethic and a confident swagger. They established a new generation of players whil…

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Euro 2020 team of the tournament: from Donnarumma to Sterling

An all-England and Italy backline but an 18-year-old midfielder shines and big-name strikers fail to grab centre-forward spotConfirmed his status as the one of the world’s best goalkeepers with a brilliant performance in the final that earned him Uefa’…

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Euro 2020 power rankings: England go top after Ukraine rout

We have reached the semi-final stage with Gareth Southgate’s team top of the pile, closely followed by Italy1) England (up 1)Gareth Southgate’s team moved into the semi-finals with an almost complete performance against Ukraine. Not only were they soli…

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Euro 2020: reaction to England’s crushing win over Ukraine – live

All the latest news as England look to the semi-finalsAll roads lead to Rome for army of expat fansDrop Tom an email | Tweet @Tbassam 10.14am BST ‘In 72 minutes on the pitch he had four shots, won three headers, took 33 touches, intercepted, tackled an…

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Denmark’s unlikely Euro 2020 run built on class as well as team spirit | Andy Hunter

Kasper Hjulmand’s side want to honour Christian Eriksen but that alone does not explain their march to the semi-finalsDenmark are on a mission they never wished to undertake, inspired by a tragedy on the pitch they still struggle to comprehend, yet pur…

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Dolberg and Delaney send Denmark past Czechs and into semi-finals

It is not how you start, it is how you finish. At least it is for Denmark, whose tournament began traumatically but who are now pursuing a happy ending with a skill and resolve that may just take them all the way. They will certainly be fierce adversar…

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Czech Republic v Denmark: Euro 2020 quarter-final – live!

Live Euro 2020 updates from the 5pm BST kick-off in BakuPernille Harder: Denmark’s unity can carry them to finalAnd you can email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 3.29pm BST Related: ‘One step ahead’ – how Damsgaard became one of the stars of Euro 2020 3…

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Czech Republic see shades of 1996 as they aim to emulate Poborsky and co | Lukas Vrablik

The players have been deeply affected by the tornado in Moravia and hope to bring cheer by reaching Euro semi-finalsThis meant more than football. There was joy as the Czech Republic surprisingly beat the Netherlands 2-0 to reach the Euro 2020 quarter-…

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Euro 2020: previews and predictions for the quarter-finals

All the team news for Switzerland v Spain, Belgium v Italy, Czech Republic v Denmark and Ukraine v EnglandBy Ben McAleer for WhoScoredThe quarter-finals kick off on Friday afternoon, when the survivors of manic Monday meet in St Petersburg. Switzerland…

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Euro 2020 power rankings: Belgium and England on the up for last eight

Belgian and English defences stand firm in big tests, Spain’s rollercoaster rides on and Switzerland surpass all expectationsWere presented with the toughest of tests in the last 16 in the shape of the reigning champions, Portugal, but won a surprising…

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Total Dutch collapse: leaderless Netherlands outmuscled by Czechs

Down to 10 men after Matthijs de Ligt’s red card, Frank de Boer’s side panicked and unravelled against zesty foesFarewell then, the Netherlands 2021. Never mind total football: this was a total collapse. And not just a simple collapse, but an abject, j…

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Total Dutch collapse: leaderless Netherlands outmuscled by Czechs

Down to 10 men after Matthijs de Ligt’s red card, Frank de Boer’s side panicked and unravelled against zesty foesFarewell then, the Netherlands 2021. Never mind total football: this was a total collapse. And not just a simple collapse, but an abject, j…

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Patrik Schick dumps out the Dutch to send Czech Republic into last eight

In Frank de Boer’s eyes the Netherlands had the quality to win the Euros – “if everything fits into place”. Everything fell apart in Budapest, however, where a team supposedly improving in form and confidence suddenly self-destructed. The Czech Republi…

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Netherlands v Czech Republic: Euro 2020 last 16 – live!

Euro 2020 last-16 updates from the 5pm BST game in BudapestThe Fiver: sign up now and get our free daily football emailAnd email any match thoughts to paul.doyle@theguardian.com 3.15pm BST Hello and welcome to a duel for the right to face Denmark in th…

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Netherlands v Czech Republic: Euro 2020 last 16 – live!

Euro 2020 last-16 updates from the 5pm BST game in BudapestThe Fiver: sign up now and get our free daily football emailAnd email any match thoughts to paul.doyle@theguardian.com 3.15pm BST Hello and welcome to a duel for the right to face Denmark in th…

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Netherlands v Czech Republic: Euro 2020 last 16 – live!

Euro 2020 last-16 updates from the 5pm BST game in BudapestThe Fiver: sign up now and get our free daily football emailAnd email any match thoughts to paul.doyle@theguardian.com 3.15pm BST Hello and welcome to a duel for the right to face Denmark in th…

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Euro 2020: buildup to Netherlands v Czech Republic and Belgium v Portugal – live!

Get the latest prior to Sunday’s last-16 clashesCan Belgium’s world-beaters win a major trophy?Email Daniel with your thoughts or tweet @unitedrewind 8.39am BST When Bale does walk away, Wales have a big problem. They’ve still got plenty of talent, but…

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Netherlands grow in confidence as they settle into De Boer’s new shape

The Dutch have found a rhythm in Frank de Boer’s 3-5-2 setup and are favourites to progress against the CzechsFrank de Boer has a clear image of what success at Euro 2020 will entail for the Netherlands. “There is only one thing we want to achieve and …

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Euro 2020 power rankings: Italy lead the way after impressive group stage

France and Belgium have been impressive but Italy are unbeaten in 30 and with a comfortable-looking last-16 tieThe Roberto Mancini juggernaut rolls on. Three games, three wins, seven goals scored and none conceded in the group stage. Italy are unbeate…

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England will be ready for Euro 2020’s big hitters, insists Gareth Southgate

‘Last 16 will be a game at a different level to the group’Southgate happy to see Harry Maguire playing 90 minutesGareth Southgate has said England are ready to handle the step up in quality in the last 16 of Euro 2020 after securing first place in Grou…