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England fan who stormed Euro 2020 final at Wembley defends his actions

‘Pablo’, 24, estimates at least 5,000 ticketless fans got into Wembley on Sunday and explains how they did itOne of the organisers of the storming of Wembley by thousands of ticketless fans has defended the widely criticised breach, as more details eme…

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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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What we learned from England’s defeat to Italy at Euro 2020 – video analysis

Italy are the champions of Europe after a gruelling, draining, occasionally wild Euro 2020 final against England was decided by a penalty shootout.So where does Gareth Southgate’s team go next? The Guardian’s Jamie Jackson looks at the key ta…

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Tearful Donnarumma lays marker as Italy’s heir to Buffon | Nicky Bandini

Goalkeeper put the difficulty of his Milan exit behind him to deliver his career-best performances this summerGiorgio Chiellini took the cup to bed with him on Sunday night. Well, it would be more accurate to say Monday morning. Italy’s captain insiste…

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‘I spent the whole night celebrating’: Italy fans revel in Euro 2020 triumph

Fireworks, flags, tooting car horns and Brexit taunts greet shootout victory against EnglandWithin moments of Gianluigi Donnarumma’s decisive save, the screams of tens of thousands of fans exploded across Italian towns and cities. The celebrations cont…

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‘We conquered Wembley’: Italian press reacts to Euro 2020 victory

‘The cup has returned home,’ says Corriere della SportRoberto Mancini hailed for reviving the national teamItaly had fans on edge during several games of the European Championship tournament, but no match was more nailbiting than the final against Engl…

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Bonucci dedicates Euro 2020 victory to ‘Italians all over the world’ – video

Leonardo Bonucci said Italy were spurred on to win Euro 2020 by England fans insisting football was coming home. ‘The cup is on a nice flight to Rome and Italians in Italy and all over the world can savour this competition,’ he said. Bonucci played a s…

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Italy spoil England’s homecoming party: Euro 2020 final – in pictures

The best images from Wembley as England lost on penalties in their first major men’s tournament final since 1966 Continue reading…

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‘Bringing home the trophy’: Mancini dedicates tears to all of Italy after win

Manager hails his team’s hard work and spiritMancini describes Donnarumma as world’s bestRoberto Mancini said his tears were for the whole of Italy after winning Euro 2020 in a dramatic penalty shooutout. Victory over England brought Italy their first …

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‘Luck owed me something:’ Roberto Mancini on Italy’s Euro 2020 win – video

The triumphant Italy manager, Robert Mancini, said luck owed him something after his side’s dramatic penalty shootout win over England in the Euro 2020 final. Mancini lost two penalty shootouts as a player with his national side but Italy were victorio…

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England battle for survival instead of control as deep-lying issue resurfaces | Jonathan Wilson

Gareth Southgate’s choice of formation was understandable but there was no doubt England lacked creativityAs England dropped deeper and deeper in the second half, as they succumbed to the same problem holding a lead that had beset them against Colombia…

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‘My responsibility’: Gareth Southgate takes blame for shootout selections

England manager quizzed over Saka, Rashford and SanchoKane says defeat will haunt team for rest of their careersGareth Southgate took the blame for England’s heartbreaking defeat on penalties by Italy in the Euro 2020 final, saying that the order of hi…

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‘My responsibility’: Gareth Southgate takes blame for shootout selections

England manager quizzed over Saka, Rashford and SanchoKane says defeat will haunt team for rest of their careersGareth Southgate took the blame for England’s heartbreaking defeat on penalties by Italy in the Euro 2020 final, saying that the order of hi…

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Boris Johnson and Prince William lead praise for defeated England players

PM and other high-profile figures offer commiserations to squad after ‘heartbreaking’ loss to Italy in EurosBoris Johnson led commiserations after the England team’s “heartbreaking” defeat to Italy on penalties, as the nation’s hopes of winning the Eur…

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Boris Johnson and Prince William lead praise for defeated England players

PM and other high-profile figures offer commiserations to squad after ‘heartbreaking’ loss to Italy in EurosBoris Johnson led commiserations after the England team’s “heartbreaking” defeat to Italy on penalties, as the nation’s hopes of winning the Eur…

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Gareth Southgate undone by lack of boldness as England falter at the last | Jacob Steinberg

The manager has much to be proud of but the failings of tournaments past came back to halt England against ItalyThere was no escaping history in the end. Twenty-five years on, England’s past caught up with them. There was no fairytale ending. No redemp…

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Roberto Mancini honours promise to make Italy champions of Europe

When Mancini took charge Italy were at a low but he has forged a brilliant team spirit combined with his tactical excellenceThe England fans sang “It’s Coming Home”, but a banner at the blue end of Wembley begged to differ. “Football’s Coming Rome” mig…

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Italy 1-1 England: Euro 2020 final at Wembley player ratings

Gianluigi Donnarumma was commanding in the shootout while Mason Mount struggled to impose his creative influenceJordan Pickford Fine saves from Chiesa and Verratti in normal time, superb penalty saves from Belotti and Jorginho in the shootout but all t…

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England’s charming lads separated from glory by the finest of margins | Jonathan Liew

Southgate’s side let early control slip and the madness tamed them, the dream ending with Saka’s saved penaltyA butterfly flaps its wings in the skies above London and the faintest pulse of air whistles around the grand white Wembley arch and, 436 feet…