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Euro 2020: Latest news, features, video from European Championship

One year later than planned, Euro 2020 arrived! Portugal defended their title, but among the other 23 teams chasing glory were world champions France and three-time winners Germany and Spain, plus England, Italy and Belgium. From June 11 - July 11, ESPN FC is your home for complete tournament coverage.

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What to read and watch: Reaction

As the dust settles on the tournament, it is time to look back at the last month and reflect upon the good, bad and ugly. Meanwhile, as Italy celebrate their title, the inquest has begun in England as to what went wrong, while the racial abuse of the players who missed penalties has been roundly condemned.

Talking Points: Did the best team win? Best moments, top players
Ogden: England must be more bold | Laurens: Southgate messed up
Italy back home with trophy | One dead, others hurt in celebrations
Darke: Best, worst XIs | Karlsen: Stars who could earn a big move
England slam 'unforgivable abuse' | Grealish wanted to take penalty

July 11

Euro 2020 ended with Italy victorious on penalties against England, following a 1-1 draw. England led through Luke Shaw, before Leonardo Bonucci equalised. The dramatic game was preceded by ticketless fans breaking into Wembley and succeeded by racist abuse of England players who missed spot kicks.

Marcotti: Mancini promised change and delivered | Highlights (U.S.)
Olley: Penalty woes ruin another English dream | Saka's miss (U.S.)
Mancini tears | Southgate: Blame me | Fan trouble | Racist abuse
Ogden: Italy defeat England in shootout | How social media reacted
Bonucci taunts: It's coming home | Ronaldo claims Golden Boot win

July 10

Matchday -1 is here, with Italy and England fans looking forward to Sunday's Wembley showdown. UEFA's disciplinary department continues to be busy, with England's manager urging fans not to boo the Italian anthem. One thing is for sure: There will be no late add of "Three Lions" to the pregame playlist.

Ogden: Tale of the Tape | Olley: A 'New' England | Del Piero on Italy
England fined for fan disturbance | UEFA Hungary discipline 'pitiful'
Southgate: Don't boo | Mancini: We won't change | No 'Three Lions'

July 9

The countdown continues to Sunday's final, which forms one half of an epic double-header this weekend. Meanwhile, Italy are benefiting from the work of a changed manager, Cristiano Ronaldo could have reason to celebrate on Sunday and UEFA's president said that future tournaments will not be spread out.

Marcotti: Copa, Euro finals mean this will be a weekend to cherish
Southgate: Choose medal colour | Bonucci: 'Youngsters, old men'
Ogden: Mancini is different | Ronaldo still leads Golden Boot race

11-country format unfair - Ceferin | Hungary sanctioned over fans

July 8

Ahead of the final, what have been the key tactics of this tournament? And what has it been like to travel around Europe? Plus, UEFA opened proceedings over the actions of England fans during the game against Denmark, while the clamour grew for the country to get a day off after the final.

Connelly: Tactical trends of Euro 2020 | Borden: Covering Euros
Marcotti, Laurens' England-Italy XI | Subbed Grealish 'humiliated'

England charged over laser incident | Petition for a bank holiday
Ogden: Sterling has been the best player | Fan cries tears of joy

July 7

They needed extra time and still managed to miss a penalty, but England found a way to edge past Denmark and reach the final. Elsewhere, there has been plenty of fallout in the aftermath of Spain's exit, while everyone is pleased that a certain pregame ceremony has returned!

Olley: England banish ghosts | Marcotti: Mixed Denmark emotions
Highlights (U.S.): Kane sends England through | Can they win it?
Denmark coach fumes over penalty | Southgate looks toward final
Morata gets more abuse | Pique critical | Ball-carrying car returns

July 6

It was a case of new round, new thrills as Italy outlasted Spain on penalties after an epic encounter that finished 1-1 after 120 minutes at Wembley. Follow that, England and Denmark! Ahead of the second semifinal, Danish heroes from 1992 are backing the current generation to cause another upset.

Olley: Italy reverts back to type in win | 'Pedri looked like Iniesta'
Highlights (U.S.): Italy reach final | Cool Jorginho | Morata magic
Marcotti: Italy pass Spain's litmus test | Mancini: We're not done
Dawson: Denmark evoking spirit of '92 | Schmeichel having fun
Eriksen, medics get final invite | Southgate: Break down barriers
Clubs with the most semifinalists | England, Denmark road (U.S.)

July 5

Anticipation is growing ahead of the semifinals, but what will be the decisive factors at Wembley on Tuesday and Wednesday? And can it really be that there are only three games remaining in Euro 2020? Plus, see what happened when England players got in the pool for some fun and games!

Semifinal preview: Keys to victory, X factors, score predictions
Marcotti: Enjoy what remains of the Euros | Gab & Juls podcast
England stars on inflatable unicorns! | Maguire backs Southgate

Hunter: Spain happy to be underdogs | Onuoha excited to watch

July 4

Which of the four semifinalists have played best during the tournament? Has the multi-venue format worked amid the pandemic? Our writers answered these questions and more on a non-matchday. Meanwhile, what is it that makes this England team different from past tournament underperformers?

Talking Points: Assessing the final four; Belgium's chance gone?
Marcotti: Southgate, England not repeating past teams' mistakes

July 3

Saturday saw the field reduced to four as Denmark held their nerve against Czech Republic, who went out despite Patrik Schick's fifth goal of the tournament, and England proved far too strong for Ukraine, with Harry Kane scoring twice. The two victors will meet at Wembley on Wednesday.

Olley: England can heal decades of heartbreak | Highlights (U.S.)
'Spirit' too England to semifinals - Southgate | Kane: Perfect night
Dawson: Denmark show they are no underdogs | Highlights (U.S.)
Southgate got everything just right | Denmark a 'real threat' to win

July 2

The quarterfinals began as the Round of 16 left off, with another epic tie that saw Spain prevail over Switzerland on penalties, followed by a thrilling encounter, in which Italy edged past Belgium to set up a mouthwatering semifinal between the Azzurri and La Roja at Wembley on Tuesday.

Marcotti: Italy, Belgium play out a classic tie | Highlights (U.S.)
Ogden: Spain must get better | Highlights (U.S.) | Heroic Simon
Del Piero on Italy | Great semifinal - Howard | Belgium fall short
Hamilton: Shevchenko and Ukraine | Southgate | France petition
Yates: Euro 2020: Globalization runs the pitch (The Undefeated)

July 1

Thoughts are turning to the quarterfinals, which begin on Friday when Switzerland meet Spain and Belgium take on Italy. The following day, Czech Republic and Denmark clash, before Ukraine face England.

Quarterfinal preview: Keys to victory, X-Factors, semifinal picks
Connelly: What is the major weakness of the final eight teams?
Olley: Grealish loving life | Hunter: Spain must avoid shootout

June 30

As the tournament pauses following a dramatic Round of 16, in which 29 goals were scored across eight games, there is much to discuss. Meanwhile, the past two world champions -- France and Germany -- are still reckoning with the reasons for and implications of their early exits.

Talking Points: Round-of-16 highlights; Belgium vs. England final?
Laurens: Mbappe will be back | Rabiot's mum, Mbappe's dad argue
Borden: Low's Germany legacy | Ronaldo to win the Golden Boot?

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Gab & Juls can't believe Schick isn't getting a Golden Boot

Gab & Juls wonder if assists is a fair tiebreaker as Cristiano Ronaldo wins the Euro 2020 Golden Boot.

June 29

England scored two late goals to claim a famous win against old rivals Germany, while Ukraine's dramatic winner against Sweden was even later. The fallout continued from France's shock exit, but it looks as if Didier Deschamps will not lose his job. No such luck for Netherlands' Frank De Boer, though.

Olley: England healing inferiority complex | Ogden: Grealish vital
Marcotti: Great game in Glasgow | Highlights (U.S.): Ukraine stun
Watch (U.S.): Sterling, Kane on target | McManaman on England
Sources: Deschamps stays on as France boss | Mbappe backed

Low regrets missed chances | De Boer out as Netherlands coach

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Del Piero: Mancini brought new ideas after tragedy of missing World Cup

Alessandro Del Piero details how Roberto Mancini rebuilt Italy, just a few years removed from missing the 2018 World Cup.

June 28

On a day that will live long in the memory, 14 goals were scored as Spain outlasted Croatia and then Switzerland stunned France on penalties. How do you follow that? England vs. Germany at Wembley sounds good, but will Jadon Sancho get a chance against the country where he made his name?

Highlights (U.S.): France fail in shootout | Spain hold off Croatia
Laurens: Blame Deschamps |
Leboeuf's view | Social: 'What a day'
Dawson: Morata, Spain will not exit quietly | Social: 'Out of control'
Watch (U.S.): Pogba perfection | Mbappe misses | Simon shocker
Morata dedicates goal to family | Hazard, De Bruyne may miss Italy
Olley: England set for Germany | Ogden: Sancho start? | Rashford

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Will England cope with the pressure of the Euro 2020 final?

Taylor Twellman and Ian Darke preview the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy.

June 27

Thorgan Hazard's fantastic goal was enough for Belgium to knock out holders Portugal, but victory might have come at a cost after two key players limped off. And there was a surprise result in the day's other game as Czech Republic upset 10-man Netherlands, with Patrik Schick on the scoresheet once again.

Dawson: Belgium beat Ronaldo's Portugal using grit and defence
Watch (U.S.): T. Hazard beats Portugal | De Bruyne, E. Hazard off
Ogden: Schick shows the Dutch what they miss | Highlights (U.S.)
De Boer's future is uncertain | Dutch fans' rainbow flags banned
Hunter: Spain look to quiet critics | Luis Enrique on Morata abuse

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Why the bugs of VAR haven't been figured out yet

Kasey Keller explains why it might be time to tweak the rules of VAR in order to effectively make the right calls.

June 26

Let the (knockout) games begin! The Round of 16 began in style as Denmark's remarkable run continued and hitherto-dominant Italy needed help from VAR, as well as two goals in extra time, to finally see off Austria. In the aftermath of Wales' exit, Gareth Bale did not take kindly to questions about his future.

Marcotti: Azzurri learn lesson | Highlights (U.S.) | Del Piero verdict
Hamilton: Dolberg latest star of Danish fairytale | Highlights (U.S.)
Denmark boss: Eriksen 'with us' | Wales captain Bale storms off
Previews: Portugal to stun Belgium? | Depay, Dutch to advance?

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Gab & Juls' combined England, Italy XI

Gab & Juls select a starting lineup from Italy and England ahead of the Euro 2020 final.

June 25

Excitement is growing for the knockout rounds, which begin on Saturday. However, while there is much to anticipate, Alvaro Morata revealed his family has received "threats and insults" and UEFA announced an investigation into "potential discriminatory incidents" in Germany's game with Hungary.

Round-of-16 preview: Teams in form, key players, predictions, more
Ogden: Penalty shootout psychology | Best group-stage striker?
Laurens: Martinez on Belgium chances, Lukaku, KDB | Last-16 bets
Morata discloses threats to family | UEFA probes Germany-Hungary

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Who would Italy matchup with best in Euro 2020 final?

The ESPN FC crew debate between whether England or Denmark would be the best fit for a finals match against Italy.

June 24

After the group stage came to a dramatic conclusion, the tournament takes the first of two days off before the knockout rounds begin, which gives everyone a chance to reflect on what we have seen in the first 36 games of the tournament.

Marcotti, Laurens: Ronaldo leads Euro 2020 group stage best XI
Talking Points: Group reaction, impressive players, final prediction
Wijnaldum could walk off over racism | Martinez: England favourite
Connelly: Players who benefited from Euro delay | Group Best XI

Watch (U.S.): Top Five goals | Ronaldo's five | Euros' best fan looks

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What lineup changes will England make vs. Denmark?

The ESPN FC crew contemplates the possible lineup changes England may make in preparation for their match against Denmark.

June 23

Cristiano Ronaldo made more history as Portugal sealed a last-16 place against Group F winners France, while Germany needed late heroics to make it through. In Group E, Spain hit five to reach the last 16, but Sweden's late winner saw them claim Group E. And UEFA's rainbow controversy continued.

Laurens: Ronaldo equals record, Benzema stars | Highlights (U.S.)
Marcotti: Germany can't ride luck vs. England | Highlights (U.S.)
Hamilton: Spain shine, but questions remain | Highlights (U.S.)
Watch (U.S.) Sweden outlast Lewandowski | Dubravka's howler
UEFA: Rainbow symbol not political | France fans go to wrong city

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Breaking down England's 4-0 win over Ukraine

Steve McManaman and Nedum Onuoha reflect on what impressed them from England in its 4-0 rout of Ukraine in the Euro 2020 quarterfinals.

June 22

Raheem Sterling's early header gave England top spot in Group D, while a Luka Modric masterclass qualified Croatia and ended Scotland's Euros. In stadium news, Munich's request to light up the Allianz Arena was rejected and Wembley's capacity for the semifinals and final will be increased to 60,000.

Olley: England through, but must get better | Highlights (U.S.)
Ogden: Modric magic ends Scotland hopes | Luka's laser (U.S.)
UEFA's Munich rainbow row | Marcotti explains UEFA's refusal
Isolating Mount, Chilwell absent | Wembley capacity expanded
Ogden: De Gea faces uncertain future | Laurens: Pogba a leader

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Why Chiellini shouldn't start vs. Belgium

Taylor Twellman feels Alessandro Bastoni may be a better choice than Giorgio Chiellini to start in defense for Italy vs. Belgium.

June 21

Denmark dramatically advanced from Group B, which Belgium won easily. In Group C, Netherlands stayed perfect and Austria finished second. Several teams suffered setbacks: France lost Ousmane Dembele for the tournament and COVID issues affected Scotland's Billy Gilmour and two England stars.

Marcotti: Denmark write fairytale | Highlights (U.S.) | 'Remarkable'
Dawson: Hazard proves fitness in Belgium start | Highlights (U.S.)
Highlights (U.S.): Baumgartner winner | Wijnaldum at the double
France lose hurt Dembele | Gilmour has COVID, England affected
Olley: Kane, England need to find form | Hamilton: Scotland hope

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Should Southgate drop Kane from the starting XI?

Stewart Robson addresses if football pundits and fans are right to want Gareth Southgate to take Harry Kane out of the starting XI.

June 20

Group A finished with Italy making it a clean sweep with a 1-0 win over group runners-up Wales. Meanwhile, Xherdan Shaqiri scored two superb goals as third-place Switzerland boosted their last-16 hopes. It was a busy day for the UEFA disciplinary department, while Eden Hazard spoke about his injury woes.

Dawson: Perfect Italy having fun at Euro 2020 | Highlights (U.S.)
Watch (U.S.): Shaqiri's superb curler | Nicol: Suitors take notice
UEFA probes Hungary, ends Neuer review | Hazard 'not the same'
Connelly: Euro lessons so far | Ogden: Bruno in Ronaldo shadow

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What's next for Germany after Euro 2020 exit?

Sami Khedira is confident of a "bright future" for Germany when Hansi Flick replaces Joachim Low as manager.

June 19

Group F has been blown wide open after a superb comeback saw Germany defeat Portugal and Hungary held France. Meanwhile, Robert Lewandowski's equaliser secured a Poland a point against struggling Spain. And despite his poor form so far, England's Harry Kane insists he has no fitness problems.

Marcotti: Germany respond | Highlights (U.S.) | Ronaldo goal (U.S.)
Hamilton: Lewandowski shows what Spain miss | Highlights (U.S.)
Laurens: France's forward three underwhelms | Highlights (U.S.)
Kane dismisses fitness concerns | Khedira on Germany's fine win

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Were Portugal too conservative vs. Belgium?

The Euro Tonight panel wonder if Portugal should have been more aggressive with their attacking talent vs. Belgium.

June 18

England vs. Scotland failed to meet expectations, Croatia and Czech Republic split the points and Sweden earned their first win. Plus, Christian Eriksen was released from hospital, the status of Wembley as semifinal and final host is in some doubt and Kevin De Bruyne discussed the effect of his facial injury.

Olley: Southgate too cautious, Kane struggles for drab England
Highlights (U.S.): Perisic saves Croatia | Penalty? | Sweden glee
Eriksen released from hospital | Wembley to lose host privilege?
KDB: Dentist visit pain | Spain boss: Morata on par with Mbappe

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Will Italy avoid an upset vs. Austria at Euro 2020?

Alessandro Del Piero speaks ahead of Italy's round of 16 clash against Austria at Euro 2020.

June 17

On an emotional day in Copenhagen, Christian Eriksen was on everyone's mind, but Kevin De Bruyne ensured Belgium were victorious. Elsewhere, Netherlands won their group and Ukraine beat North Macedonia. And excitement is growing in Great Britain for Friday's showdown between England and Scotland.

Denmark, Belgium pause play to applaud Eriksen | Highlights (U.S.)
Hamilton: De Bruyne has final say on emotional day | Social reax
Ogden: Does Depay have enough to fire Dutch? | Highlights (U.S.)
Sources: France followed concussion SOP | Cola clashes continue
Olley: England, Scotland set to renew oldest rivalry in vital clash

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Will Southgate be sacked if England lose to Germany?

Gab Marcotti feels Gareth Southgate may lose his job if England are knocked out of Euro 2020 by Germany.

June 16

Manuel Locatelli took Italy into the last 16, Gareth Bale inspired Wales' win over Turkey and Russia beat Finland. Marko Arnautovic will miss Austria's next game through suspension, Germany's Antonio Rudiger will not be punished for clashing with Paul Pogba and Coca-Cola felt the Cristiano Ronaldo effect.

Dawson: Potential winners Italy impressive again | Highlights (U.S.)
Hamilton: Bale, Ramsey rediscover Euros magic | Highlights (U.S.)
Magic moments (U.S.): Miranchuk saves Russia | Bale penalty woe
Arnautovic ban | Rudiger not punished | Coke market value drops
Marcotti: Matchday 1 Musings | Hamilton: Wijnaldum is Dutch MVP

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Why Ronaldo & Portugal cannot be overlooked despite 'lackluster performances'

Steve Nicol is adamant that Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal shouldn't be discounted because of their moderate performances.

June 15

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice to seal Portugal's win over Hungary and set European Championship records, while an own goal edged France past Germany. Christian Eriksen sent a first message since collapsing and England's Tyrone Mings responded to comments from UK Home Secretary Priti Patel.

Watch (U.S.): Ronaldo's double drives Portugal | Record breaker
Ogden: After Hungary, can Ronaldo still perform against the best?
Laurens: France get their game plan right to edge past Germany
Highlights (U.S.): O.G. dooms Germans | Did Rudiger bite Pogba?
Eriksen sends message: I'm fine | Mings hits out over taking knee

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'Truly remarkable' for Denmark to reach the knockout stages

Sebastian Salazar and Nedum Onuoha discuss what it means for Denmark to reach the last 16 of Euro 2020.

June 14

Patrick Schick scored a contender for goal of the tournament as Czech Republic beat Scotland, stubborn Sweden held profligate Spain and Slovakia shocked Poland. Austria's Marko Arnautovic defended his actions after scoring and Denmark players criticised UEFA's options to restart their game with Finland.

Marcotti: Spain trust method, cannot find a way | Highlight (U.S.)
Hamilton: Shick stunner | Watch (U.S.): 54 yarder | Social reaction
Arnautovic: I am not a racist | Denmark critical of UEFA's options
Laurens, Marcotti: Why France vs. Germany will be a great game
Hamilton: Record-chasing Ronaldo set to make Euro 2020 debut

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Will the Euro 2020 final be moved from Wembley?

Gab Marcotti updates on UEFA's plans to potentially move the Euro 2020 semifinals and final from Wembley to Budapest.

June 13

England began their campaign with a narrow win over Croatia, Netherlands edged a thriller with Ukraine and Austria beat North Macedonia. Meanwhile, Denmark's team doctor revealed Christian Eriksen suffered cardiac arrest and a positive COVID test ruled Portugal's Joao Cancelo out of Euro 2020.

Olley: Sterling stars as England start with win | Highlight (U.S.)
Dawson: Entertaining Dutch rescue De Boer | Highlight (U.S.)
Cancelo out for Portugal | Denmark doctor: Eriksen 'was gone'
Hamilton: Scotland hope to end 23 years of international hurt
Borden: How a tearful setback helped motivate Lewandowski

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It's not all doom and gloom for Germany after France defeat

Steve McManaman says Germany played well against France, but just ran into superior opposition.

June 12

After collapsing during Denmark's match against Finland, Christian Eriksen received CPR before being taken to hospital, where he was reported to be stable and awake. When the game resumed, Finland won 1-0. Elsewhere, Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Belgium impressed, while Wales and Switzerland drew.

Marcotti: Eriksen's collapse serves as a reminder of life's fragility
Highlights (U.S.): Finland beat Denmark | Players rally for Eriksen
Eriksen stable after collapsing, receiving CPR | Lukaku's tribute
Hamilton: Wales' Moore nearly quit | Olley: Finally England's year?

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Burley: Slovakia made this Poland team look mediocre

Craig Burley criticises Robert Lewandowski and Poland for their 2-1 loss against Slovakia at Euro 2020.

June 11

Euro 2020 kicked off in Rome with Italy easing to a comfortable win against Turkey in Group A. Off the pitch, Scotland announced they will "show solidarity" with England before the teams meet on June 18, Spain's squad received COVID shots and Ukraine's shirt controversy took another twist.

Borden: Italy thrill happy fans | Marcotti: Azzurri serve warning
Highlights (U.S.): Second-half goal rush from Mancini's men
Scotland to kneel before England game | Ronaldo motivated
Spain vaccinated by army | Ukraine, UEFA reach compromise

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McManaman: Kalvin Phillips was England's standout player

Steve McManaman discusses England's 1-0 win vs. Croatia and Kalvin Phillips' "energetic" performance.

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Should Denmark vs. Finland have been postponed?

Steve McManaman offers his thoughts on whether Denmark vs. Finland should have been postponed after Christian Eriksen's collapse.

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