EURO 2020 final: who was in it, when and where was it?
Sunday, July 11, 2021
The UEFA EURO 2020 final took place at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday 11 July.
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Wembley Stadium was the setting for the UEFA EURO 2020 decider as Italy won their second title by beating England on penalties.
There were 11 host cities in all, but both semi-finals and the final took place in London.
Who was in the EURO 2020 final?
Italy faced England, with the home side taking the lead early on through Luke Shaw, but after Leonardo Bonucci's leveller the game went to extra time and then penalties, where Italy prevailed 3-2.
When and where was the EURO 2020 final?
The UEFA EURO 2020 final took place on Sunday 11 July 2021, kicking off at 21:00 CEST. It was originally scheduled for 12 July 2020 before the tournament was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Wembley also staged the semi-finals on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 July.
Had Wembley staged a EURO final before?
The old Wembley Stadium – which was demolished in 2002 – hosted the EURO '96 decider. Germany were crowned European champions for a third time thanks to Oliver Bierhoff's golden goal against the Czech Republic.
Thirty years prior to that, England's 1966 FIFA World Cup triumph culminated at Wembley, the Three Lions beating West Germany 4-2 after extra time to lift the trophy on home soil.
In club competition, Manchester United (1968) and Liverpool (1978) have won two of the seven European Cup showpieces to have been held at the stadium. There have been two UEFA Champions League finals staged at Wembley since its reopening in 2007, with Barcelona prevailing in 2011 and Bayern triumphant two years later.
Who has played in and won the most EURO finals?
Germany/West Germany and Spain have been the most successful sides in the history of the UEFA European Championship, winning three editions each. Germany teams have featured in six finals in total; no other nation has appeared in more than four.
Have the hosts ever won a EURO final?
Spain (1964), Italy (1968) and France (1984) all won the EURO final as host nations, but the hosts have also lost the decider on three occasions, with Portugal (2004), France (2016) and now England upstaged on home soil.
What has been the biggest win in a EURO final?
Spain beat Italy 4-0 to win the final of EURO 2012 in Kyiv.
What was the highest-scoring EURO final?
Four goals have been scored in two EURO finals; Spain beat Italy 4-0 to win the final of EURO 2012 in Kyiv while the 1976 final between West Germany and Czechoslovakia in Belgrade ended 2-2 after extra time, Czechoslovakia taking the trophy with a 5-3 shoot-out win.
Who was the referee for the final?
Björn Kuipers from the Netherlands officiated the final. The 48-year-old, an international referee since 2006, also oversaw the 2013 and 2018 UEFA Europa League deciders as well as the 2014 UEFA Champions League final.
Has anyone won the UEFA Champions League and the EURO final in the same summer?
After this year's final, ten players have featured on the winning sides in both the European Cup/UEFA Champions League and EURO finals in the same summer:
1964: Luis Suárez (Internazionale Milano & Spain)
1988: Hans van Breukelen, Ronald Koeman, Berry van Aerle, Gerald Vanenburg (PSV Eindhoven & Netherlands)
2012: Fernando Torres, Juan Mata (Chelsea & Spain)
2016: Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe (Real Madrid & Portugal)
2020: Jorginho (Chelsea & Italy)
Have any players played in more than one EURO final?
In total, 40 players have appeared in two finals, with Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini having joined the club at EURO 2020 after being involved in Italy's 2012 final loss to Spain. Cristiano Ronaldo holds the record of appearing in finals 12 years apart (2004 and 2016). No player has scored more than twice in a EURO final. Fernando Torres (Spain 2008, 2012) holds the unique distinction of having scored in two EURO finals. Berti Vogts (West Germany 1972, Germany 1996) is unique in having won the EURO as a player and a coach. He was a non-playing squad member in that 1972 final.
Where has the EURO final been held?
The final has previously been hosted by 14 different venues in 12 countries. The EURO 2020 decider was the 16th EURO final.
1960: Parc des Princes, Paris (France)
1964: Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid (Spain)
1968: Stadio Olimpico, Rome (Italy)
1972: Roi Baudouin, Brussels (Belgium)
1976: Stadion FK Crvena zvezda, Belgrade (Yugoslavia)
1980: Stadio Olimpico, Rome (Italy)
1984: Parc des Princes, Paris (France)
1988: Olympiastadion, Munich (Germany)
1992: Ullevi, Gothenburg (Sweden)
1996: Wembley Stadium, London (England)
2000: Feijenoord Stadium, Rotterdam (Netherlands)
2004: Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Lisbon (Portugal)
2008: Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Vienna (Austria)
2012: NSK Olimpiyskyi, Kyiv (Ukraine)
2016: Stade de France, Saint-Denis (France)
2020: Wembley Stadium, London (England)
Who was the mascot?
Skillzy, a larger-than-life character inspired by freestyling, street and panna culture.