Italy upstaged England in the final shoot-out in London; EURO2020.com looks back.
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Who won EURO 2020?
Italy overcame England in the final of EURO 2020, winning 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at Wembley. Luke Shaw put the hosts in front inside two minutes, but Leonardo Bonucci responded in the second half. Gianluigi Donnarumma then saved from Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka in the shoot-out, while Marcus Rashford hit the post with his effort. "We are a fantastic team and we deserve this," said the goalkeeper.
Who were the top scorers at EURO 2020?
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo took the Alipay Top Scorer award for his five goals and one assist in 360 minutes of football at EURO 2020. The Czech Republic's Patrik Schick also scored five at the finals, but did not provide any assists in his 404 minutes of football.
England's Harry Kane (who scored four at the finals) was the top scorer in qualifying with 12 goals, one more than Ronaldo and Israel's Eran Zahavi. The Tottenham man's haul included hat-tricks against Bulgaria and Montenegro.
Where was EURO 2020 held?
UEFA EURO 2020 was held across the continent for the first time in the competition's 60-year history, with 11 host cities in all.
Final and semi-finals, two round of 16 games, three group games
London, England: Wembley Stadium
Six group games, one quarter-final
Saint Petersburg, Russia: Saint Petersburg Stadium
Three group games, one quarter-final
Baku, Azerbaijan: Baku Olympic Stadium
Munich, Germany: Football Arena Munich
Rome, Italy: Olimpico in Rome
Three group games, one round of 16 game
Amsterdam, Netherlands: Johan Cruijff ArenA
Bucharest, Romania: National Arena Bucharest
Budapest, Hungary: Puskás Aréna
Copenhagen, Denmark: Parken Stadium
Glasgow, Scotland: Hampden Park
Seville, Spain: La Cartuja Stadium
Who managed the winning team at EURO 2020?
Taking charge after Italy failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Roberto Mancini led Italy to glory at EURO 2020. The final was the team's 34th consecutive unbeaten game under the 56-year-old former Azzurri forward. "The guys were amazing," he said after the final. "I have no words for them; this is a wonderful squad. This game was always going to be difficult, and after their early goal even more so, but we dominated from then on."
Who was the winning captain at EURO 2020?
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini became the oldest EURO-winning captain (36 years and 331 days) as he led Italy to victory, his superb central-defensive partnership with Leonardo Bonucci, 34, the rock upon which the team was built. Dubbed 'King Kong' for his chest-thumping goal celebrations, Chiellini has the brains to match the brawn: in 2017 he graduated cum laude from the University of Turin's School of Management and Economics with a Master's degree in Business Administration.
What was the format for EURO 2020?
Running from 11 June to 11 July, EURO 2020 was the second 24-team EURO. The format was the same as for UEFA EURO 2016; the top two in each of the six final tournament groups proceeded to the round of 16 along with the four best third-placed finishers.
How many teams featured at EURO 2020?
There were 24 teams involved. No hosts qualified automatically, with all 55 UEFA member nations involved in qualifying.
How did EURO 2020 qualifying work?
Twenty teams – the top two in each of the ten groups – reached the tournament via the European Qualifiers, running from March to November 2019. Four more countries (Hungary, North Macedonia, Scotland, Slovakia) qualified via the play-offs, which took place on 8 October (semi-finals) and 12 November (finals) 2020.
Who was in the EURO 2020 Team of the Tournament?
Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was named as Player of the Tournament. Italy captain Chiellini said: "I was lucky because I played with Gianluigi Buffon. Now I play with Donnarumma – it's the same!" Spain's 18-year-old midfielder Pedri was Young Player of the Tournament.
GK: Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy)
DF: Kyle Walker (England)
DF: Leonardo Bonucci (Italy)
DF: Harry Maguire (England)
DF: Leonardo Spinazzola (Italy)
MF: Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (Denmark)
MF: Jorginho (Italy)
MF: Pedri (Spain)
FW: Federico Chiesa (Italy)
FW: Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)
FW: Raheem Sterling (England)
Who was the EURO 2020 mascot?
Five top facts about EURO 2020
- Italy became the first side to win two penalty shoot-outs at a single EURO finals tournament after beating Spain in the semi-finals and England in the decider.
- Italy lifted their second EURO trophy, 53 years after they won their first in 1968 – the longest gap between titles for any nation in the competition's history.
- There were 142 goals at EURO 2020 – the most of any EURO finals – with the average of 2.78 goals per game also a record high; just one of them was from a direct free-kick while seven of the 16 non-shoot-out penalties were saved or missed.
- Cristiano Ronaldo's two goals against France on Matchday 3 took his international total for Portugal to 109, matching the world-record mark set by former Iran forward Ali Daei.
- Poland's Kacper Kozłowski (17 years and 246 days) became the youngest player to appear in a EURO finals match. England's Jude Bellingham had set the record only six days before, but he went on to become the youngest (18 years and four days) to appear in a knockout fixture.