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Category: Euro 2020

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The great Alexander-Arnold debate: a pressing question for Gareth Southgate | Jonathan Wilson

Liverpool’s press has been weakened this season, exposing their right-back – and Southgate knows it could happen with EnglandNonessential shops are reopening, fans are returning to stadiums, and English football has developed an unhelpful monomania in …

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Gareth Southgate urges discipline after James Maddison’s Covid-19 breach

England manager wants to make only ‘football decisions’Southgate concedes transfer talk will go on during Euro 2020Gareth Southgate has stressed the importance of discipline off the pitch after Leicester’s James Maddison dashed his slim hopes of making…

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Euro 2020: Wales fans get Baku go-ahead as four venues granted extra time

Dublin, Munich, Rome and Bilbao get until 19 April over fansAim is to have capacity crowd for matches in Budapest Wales fans have been given the go ahead to make the 3,000-mile trip to Baku for their Euro 2020 matches against Switzerland and Turkey pro…

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FA wants 45,000 fans at Wembley for Euro 2020 semi-finals and final

England’s group matches due to have 22,500 supportersUefa may give Dublin and Bilbao more time over fan plansEngland’s Euro 2020 group matches at Wembley will have 22,500 fans, the Football Association has guaranteed Uefa, with the hope this figure wil…

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A bigger, more diverse European super league can help enrich football | Philipp Lahm

In the first of a series of columns, the World Cup-winning Germany captain argues for an expanded league which includes clubs from across the continentFootball has changed for the better. In the 1980s, it was open season on artists like Diego Maradona,…

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Gareth Southgate may select fewer defenders in England’s Euro 2020 squad

Manager may opt for 4-3-3 rather than 3-4-3 at tournamentSmall number of Scotland fans will be able to travel to WembleyGareth Southgate has suggested he will name no more than eight defenders in his squad for Euro 2020 as he works out how best to acco…

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Destination Euro 2020: key questions for England, Scotland and Wales

The final games have been played before squads are named for the finals, so where do the teams lie and who is set for a call-up?What did the manager learn from these three games? The major take-away was the viability of a return to 4-3-3. Gareth Southg…

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Euro 2020 power rankings: Belgium back on top as Germany plummet

Kasper Hjulmand’s side continue hot streak in Austria while Spain are on the move in our top 10Roberto Martínez made eight changes to the team that drew with the Czech Republic on Saturday – only the three-man defence stayed intact – and was rewarded w…

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Euro 2020 power rankings: France and Turkey climb our chart

Didier Deschamps’ much-changed France side move into first place thanks to a an encouraging 2-0 win against KazakhstanDidier Deschamps made an extraordinary nine changes after the disappointing draw against Ukraine and was rewarded with an improved per…

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Euro 2020 power rankings: France and Turkey climb our chart

Didier Deschamps’ much-changed France side move into first place thanks to a an encouraging 2-0 win against KazakhstanDidier Deschamps made an extraordinary nine changes after the disappointing draw against Ukraine and was rewarded with an improved per…

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More than 10,000 spectators could attend later Euro 2020 matches, says Dowden

Government looking into safe return of crowds after 21 JuneCulture secretary: ‘I’m very hopeful and optimistic’Culture secretary Oliver Dowden has said the government is looking into whether crowds of more than 10,000 will be able to attend matches at …

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Harry Kane shuts out the noise to fix his focus on a pivotal summer

England’s captain has tough choices to make about his future but the prospect of glory at a ‘home’ Euros is his big ambition To understand how much is on the line for Harry Kane this summer, it is worth laying everything out. He will captain England in…

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Harry Kane shuts out the noise to fix his focus on a pivotal summer

England’s captain has tough choices to make about his future but the prospect of glory at a ‘home’ Euros is his big ambition To understand how much is on the line for Harry Kane this summer, it is worth laying everything out. He will captain England in…

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Euro 2020 power rankings: breaking down the final 24

Turkey provided one of the most impressive displays of the first round of games in this international break and are seventhNo Eden Hazard, no problem (for the time being at least). Tougher assignments await in the summer but Belgium were impressive in …

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Can Löw cap 15 years in charge of Germany with another trophy?

After many peaks and troughs – from the 7-1 in Brazil to the 6-0 in Spain – will Löw go out in a blaze of glory at the Euros?By Jason Humphreys for Englische WocheJoachim Löw’s announcement that he will step down as Germany manager after the European C…

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Can Löw cap 15 years in charge of Germany with another trophy?

After many peaks and troughs – from the 7-1 in Brazil to the 6-0 in Spain – will Löw go out in a blaze of glory at the Euros?By Jason Humphreys for Englische WocheJoachim Löw’s announcement that he will step down as Germany manager after the European C…

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Ben Chilwell relishing England battle with Luke Shaw for starting berth

Pair are competing for left-sided defensive spot at Euro 2020Chilwell says playing as wing-back at Chelsea an advantageBen Chilwell has said he is looking forward to meeting up with the England squad this week and to battling it out with Luke Shaw over…

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Gareth Southgate must be bold as he weighs up England’s midfield options

The emergence of Jack Grealish, Phil Foden and others gives the manager more options than at the last World CupEngland look stronger in midfield since suffering at the hands of Luka Modric when they lost to Croatia in the semi-finals of the 2018 World …

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Euro 2020 and the big coming out can help restore football’s collective value | Barney Ronay

England are very good and may even win, but the Euros matter more as a chance to revel in the unity and joyful dissent the game inspiresWe want to be free, to do what we want to do. We want to throw beer in the air. We want to dress up as Gareth Southg…

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Which centre-backs should be in the England squad for Euro 2020?

John Stones and Harry Maguire have been the standout English centre-backs this season. Who should join them in the squad?By Martin Laurence for WhoScoredWith the final international break before the summer looming, Gareth Southgate has plenty of big de…