England lost another penalty shootout in the most heartbreaking of scenarios at Wembley as Italy landed their first European Championships title since 1968.
Italy awaits England or Denmark in the final of Euro 2020 after they won a dramatic penalty shootout against Spain at Wembley.
ENGLAND 1, ITALY 1
Former Oldham Athletic player James Tarkowski’s remarkable rise and journey from Boundary Park culminated in a first England cap in the draw against Italy at Wembley.
And the 25-year-old Burnley centre-back did not look out of place to stake his claim for a place in the squad for this summer’s World Cup, though he conceded a late penalty to blot an otherwise flawless debut.
ARGENTINA 2, ITALY 0
Lionel Messi, five times world player of the year, didn’t get to play at Manchester City.
The mercurial Messi failed to feature for Argentina against Italy to the huge disappointment of the 18,000 fans at the Etihad.
Messi was named on the bench but was pictured sat in the stand with City’s injured Argentine striker Sergio Aguero.
And though there were chants of “Messi, Messi” from the fans, there was no way he was going to make even the briefest of cameos.
ITALY 1, ENGLAND 1 Graziano Pelle scores deserved opener for Italy after 29 minutes England toil but substitute Andros Townsend nets equaliser after 79 minutes England’s unbeaten run now eight games this season This was the first serious test of England after their latest victory in an eminently winnable European Championships qualification group and they […]