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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 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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Unai Simón and Spain make their mark in shootout to complete redemption tale | Sid Lowe

Given the Swiss success against France and Spain’s recent record with penalties the odds were against Luis Enrique’s side but they prevailed and are in the last four“Every game is a new game,” Unai Simón said, and this really was. After two hours of fo…

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Spain hold their nerve to reach semi-finals and end battling Switzerland’s run

This time, penalties were a bridge too far for Switzerland. They took Spain all the way, riding their luck with a heroic rearguard action after Remo Freuler was sent off towards the end of normal time, but it is Luis Enrique’s side who stand two wins f…

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Switzerland v Spain: Euro 2020 quarter-final – live!

Live game updates from the 5pm BST kick-off in St PetersburgThe Fiver: sign up and get our free daily football emailAnd you can email Barry or tweet @bglendenning 3.00pm BST There’s a place in the semi-finals against Belgium or Italy up for grabs for w…

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Switzerland start feeling the love for Vladimir Petkovic | Paul Doyle

Manager, and some of the players, left many in the country underwhelmed but the win against France has changed everythingSwitzerland had rarely seen such scenes. After the epic victory against France on Monday – the country’s first win in a knockout ma…

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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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Haris Seferovic secures hero status in Switzerland after all the scorn | Nick Ames

Forward once mercilessly jeered for his misses won over the fans with two goals against France and now hopes to stun SpainLooking back, perhaps the jeers changed Haris Seferovic’s career. The suggestion would have been cold comfort at the time: it was …

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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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France had every chance to win Euro 2020 but Didier Deschamps blew it

The manager was hoping to repeat his feats as a player, but his tactics against Switzerland cost his team dearlyBy Eric Devin for Get French Football NewsAnd so it ends, not with a bang but with a whimper. France have been dispatched by a plucky and op…

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‘He is very affected by it’: Deschamps defends Mbappé as France crash out

PSG striker misses crucial penalty in Euros loss to SwitzerlandDeschamps: ‘Kylian feels guilty, but he shouldn’t’Didier Deschamps refused to blame Kylian Mbappé for the missed penalty that sent France to a stunning defeat against Switzerland on a drama…

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Switzerland’s Sommer saves Mbappé’s penalty to send France crashing out

This was billed as the night Kylian Mbappé would finally illuminate Euro 2020 and, as he stepped up to take France’s fifth penalty of a hitherto flawless shootout, the thought he could miss appeared flippant. Then Yann Sommer ripped up the script, flin…

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France v Switzerland: Euro 2020 last 16 – live!

Live updates from the 8pm BST kick-off in BucharestThe Fiver: sign up and get our free daily football emailAnd mail any thoughts to scott.murray@theguardian.com 7.22pm BST Vladimir Petkovic has been in charge of Switzerland since 2014. This is his 77th…

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France hoping for a grand statement from Kylian Mbappé

The striker has toiled hard and often sparkled in his side’s reshaped forward line but still awaits his first goal of Euro 2020Anyone wondering how France’s attackers were getting along may have taken heart from a sequence during their training session…

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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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Xherdan Shaqiri double against Turkey puts Switzerland on verge of last 16

How wrong can you be? Senol Gunes’s young side departed Baku for a presumably awkward inquest in Istanbul having suffered three defeats and conceded eight goals, scoring just one in reply.All things are relative but this was Turkey’s best performance o…

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Switzerland v Turkey: Euro 2020 – live!

Group A updates from the 5pm BST kick-off in BakuEuro 2020 overview: Tables, results and fixturesYou can email Rob with your thoughts on the game 4.01pm BST Paul Doyle is your man for the big game in Rome, and much else besides. Related: Italy v Wales:…

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Locatelli fires Italy past Switzerland and through to Euro 2020 knockout stage

This is not a drill. Six days into Euro 2020, Italy became the first team to qualify for the knockout stages courtesy of two brilliant goals from Manuel Locatelli and another from Ciro Immobile, and a display of collective strength that should put the …

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Italy v Switzerland: Euro 2020 – live!

Group A updates from the 8pm BST kick-off in RomeEuro 2020 overview: group tables, results, fixturesGet in touch! Email Simon here or tweet @Simon_Burnton 5.22pm BST Not many teams in this tournament have been more impressive than Italy, albeit against…

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Robert Page happy for Wales to ‘put tin hats on’ in opening Switzerland draw

Moore’s second-half equaliser salvages point in BakuPage: ‘It feels like a win in the changing room’Robert Page has said his Wales players are happy to “dig a trench and put tin hats on” in their quest to reach the European Championship knockout stages…