England vs. Italy: Live score, highlights, result from Euro 2021 soccer final
Just one game left at Euro 2021 and it has all the ingredients to be the best one yet.
England will try to win its first major title since the 1966 World Cup when it hosts Italy in the European Championship final at Wembley Stadium in London. It already made history by advancing to its first final in the last 55 years and as host, it is also the favorite to win it.
Italy will be the opponent and the Azzurri won’t be an easy out for England. The Italians, who are chasing their second Euro title and first since 1968, are currently on a 33-game undefeated streak and they’ve played some of the best soccer of the tournament, knocking off quality teams like Belgium and Spain. England’s path in the knockouts included Germany, Ukraine and Denmark.
A capacity crowd is expected at Wembley and the pressure and expectations will be squarely on the English. They will be relying on Harry Kane (four goals), Raheem Sterling (three goals) and a stingy defense (only one goal allowed all tournament) to finally capture their first Euro title.
England vs. Italy live score
ENG: Luke Shaw (Kieran Trippier) – 2nd min.
ITA: Leonardo Bonucci – 67th min
England vs. Italy updates and highlights
Penalty Kick Shootout
Round 5: ITA: Jorginho’s shot is saved off the post!!! – ITA 3, ENG 2
Round 4: ENG: Jadon Sancho’s shot is saved!!! – ITA 3, ENG 2
Round 4: ITA: Bernardeschi scores right down the middle – ITA 3, ENG 2
Round 3: ENG: Marcus Rashford’s shot goes off the post!!! He had Donnarumma beat – ITA 2, ENG 2
Round 3: ITA: Bonucci scores. Pickford guesses right but couldn’t reach it – ITA 2, ENG 2
Round 2: ENG: Harry Maguire roofs it. England’s up – ITA 1, ENG 2
Round 2: ITA: Belotti’s shot is saved by Pickford – ITA 1, ENG 1
Round 1: ENG: Kane scores. Donnarumma guesses right but it’s a good shot – ITA 1, ENG 1
Round 1: ITA: Berardi scores – ITA 1, ENG 0
End of Extra Time: England 1, Italy 1
123rd min: Penalty shootout forthcoming. First one at the Euros since 1976.
122nd min: Italy attacking England’s right side, where Rashford is playing right back. But Rashford makes a good play in one instance and penalties are almost here.
121st min: Three minutes of added time. Nothing comes of the Italian corner.
119th min: Italy get a corner kick and England makes its subs: Marcus Rashford in for Henderson and Jadon Sancho for Kyle Walker.
118th min: SUB – With the shootout in mind, Italy brings on Florenzi for Emerson. England have two other subs waiting to come in.
117th min: Great job by the referee not calling a penalty despite Bernardeschi’s shout for a hand ball in the England box. Ball doesn’t hit John Stones in the hand. Good no call.
113th min: Jorginho steps on the ball and his studs go into Jack Grealish. Jorginho lucky to skate free with a yellow.
111th min: Chiellini stops Sterling in the box again, but he almost got away from him. It looks like England is doing its best to avoid penalties.
108th min: Chance for England: Cross by Kane into the box and Italian ‘keeper Donnarumma comes off his line to punch away with English players waiting to make contact.
106th min: Harry Maguire goes into the referee’s book for a foul on Italian forward Andrea Belotti and Bernardeschi blasts the ball at goal. Pickford stops it and recovers.
End of 1st period of extra time: England 1, Italy 1
106th+ min: End of the first extra time period. We’re 15 minutes away from a penalty-kick shootout.
104th min: Danger for England. Cross by Italy’s Emerson from the left and Bernardeschi nearly connects and ball hits Pickford. Belotti with the follow-up shot and he wanted a corner, but it wasn’t given.
99th min: SUB – And England counters with fan favorite Jack Grealish, who comes on for Mason Mount.
97th min: SUB – Meanwhile, Verratti is replaced by Manu Locatelli who had a great two-goal performance back in the group stage.
97th min: On that corner the ball falls to England’s Kalvin Phillips and he fires it wide left. Dangerous.
96th min: Sterling gets the ball on the left side of the box, but Chiellini comes through and clears. Great defensive play. He gave up a corner.
91st min: Italy starts extra time with Andrea Belotti in place of Lorenzo Insigne, who was carrying a card and also limped off the field.
End of 90 minutes: England 1, Italy 1
96th min: We’re heading to extra time, but not before Giorgio Chiellini gets a yellow card for pulling down Saka from his collar after he gets by him.
90th min: There will be six minutes of stoppage time.
87th min: Pitch invader delay. And play finally resumes, but not a good look for Wembley Stadium.
85th min: And Chiesa does have to come out after all. Federico Bernardeschi replaces him.
84th min: Insigne gets a yellow card for a foul on Kalvin Phillips. But he should no better than to concede a set piece to England near the box. Nothing comes of it.
82nd min: Oh wow. Looked for a moment like Chiesa was going to have to come out. But he’s back on the field. We’ll see if his running is affected by the foot knock.
80th min: Strong run by Federico Chiesa and he stays on the ground injured. The training staff come in to help.
74th min: SUB – Another sub for England as Jordan Henderson comes in for Declan Rice in central midfield. England is wobbling here and Italy is sensing it can win it.
73rd min: Italy’s Berardi nearly takes a volley and puts it past the goalkeeper, but it’s just high.
71st min: How does England respond? Southgate brings on Bukayo Saka for Kieran Trippier and they’ll move to a 4-man backline.
67th min: Goal Italy!!! Bonucci bundles it home after a scramble in the box on a corner kick. Verratti’s header hits the left post and Bonucci followed it up at the goal line. We’re tied.
64th min: On a corner kick for England, a John Stones header on goal is tipped over the bar by Italian ‘keeper Donnarumma. Outside of the goal, that was the most dangerous chance for England.
62nd min: Best chance of the game for Italy as Chiesa’s shot destined for the low right corner is stopped by a diving Pickford. Chiesa is Italy’s most dangerous player tonight.
57th min: Chiesa connects with Insigne who maneuvers in the box and takes a shot from a tight angle that the goalkeeper blocks it.
56th min: Bonucci picks up Italy’s second yellow on a foul and on the set piece, Maguire’s header goes high.
55th min: SUBS – Domenico Berardi, who’s a winger, comes on for Immobile. And Bryan Cristante comes on for Barella, who received the early yellow.
53rd min: Insigne again with a run into the box from the left and his right-footed curler is way off target. Subs coming for Italy
51st min: After earning a free kick from 20 yards out, Italy’s Insigne takes it but curls it just high.
48th min: Sterling goes down in the penalty box again! But the referee says play on and he’s right. Sterling just threw himself to the ground.
48th min: Nicolo Barella gets a yellow card for a foul on Harry Kane.
46th min: Second half is underway. And we pick up exactly where we left off. Italy passing, and England sitting back.
Halftime: England 1, Italy 0
Halftime: After scoring in the 2nd minute, England was content to sit back and let Italy try to come up with something. But the Italians are not inspired. Roberto Mancini will probably wait to see if they can nick a goal to open the second half before thinking about subs for Ciro Immobile and Lorenzo Insigne. But the Italians have to watch out: The few times England has decided to push up, it’s been dangerous.
49th+ min: And now it’s center back Bonucci just firing a wayward shot from distance. Not a good decision.
46th+ min: In stoppage time an Immobile volley in the box is blocked and then Verratti takes a shot that’s telegraphed to ‘keeper Jordan Pickford.
44th min: Sterling takes a tumble in the Italy box after a shoulder-to-shoulder, but the referee says get up. Speaking of the referee, he’s done well to let play flow and kept the whistle in his pocket.
42nd min: Set piece into the box for Italy and Harry Maguire clears. Italy still with possession. They have numbers and space to pass, but it’s all outside the box. If you’re England, you’ll take this for the 50 minutes left in this game.
39th min: Italy forwards Immobile and Insigne look like they’ve never played together. Another pass by Insigne and Immobile is twisting and turning to find it. But he’s also offside.
36th min: Luke Shaw with the ball at his feet in the Italy box again, but his low cross is cleared by Emerson. Threat neutralized by Italy.
35th min: Best chance for Italy. Federico Chiesa holds off Declan Rice and then explodes toward goal and fires a left-footed shot that fizzes just wide right of England’s goal.
33rd min: Italy is just knocking the ball around and strung together a ton of passes and then it ends with a ball Emerson can’t reach on the end line. It’s amounting to nothing.
28th min: And Insigne just fires a ball from 30 yards out. It was hopeless as soon as it left his foot. And the Italian forwards are now arguing. Not looking good for them. No rhythm to their game.
25th min: Jorginho is back on the field. His reentry came after an Italian attack where Insigne couldn’t find Immobile in the box. The Azzurri just don’t look sharp or dangerous.
23rd min: While Jorginho is receiving treatment (and limping to sideline), broadcast shows Tom Cruise and David Beckham fist-bumping on the Shaw goal. Of course.
22nd min: And Jorginho is down for Italy, pointing at his right knee. He’s getting worked on by the trainers.
19th min: So Italy is pressing high and controlling possession for the last few minutes. England content to absorb the pressure for now because Italy are eventually coughing it up every time.
17th min: Another Italian attack foiled, this by a very tight offside on Italian left back Emerson. And the camera obviously pans the crowd and keys in on the injured Leonardo Spinazzola.
11th min: Italy seems to have gathered itself after the early blow. But every time they’ve pushed forward it’s fizzled out.
4th min: That was the fastest goal ever to start a European Championship final match. The cross came from Trippier, who was the new starter in the lineup, coming in for Bukayo Saka.
2nd min: England goal!!! Luke Shaw scores his first-ever England goal on a sweet volley. He took it in stride and beat the goalkeeper at the near post.
2nd min: Harry Maguire just gives away a corner, kicking it out, but Italy can’t take advantage.
1st min: We’re off.
2:55 p.m. ET: Finally, the anthems:
2:40 p.m. ET: Some “Sweet Caroline” to pass the final minutes here:
2:20 p.m. ET: The Italian fans at Wembley. Question is whether they can make themselves heard during the game:
2:15 p.m. ET: Warmup time. Italy’s out first. We’re getting there:
1:45 p.m. ET: Fans are taking their places at Wembley:
1 p.m. ET: Things don’t seem to be any better closer to Wembley, where fans are storming barriers.
12:00 p.m. ET: We can’t verify if this actually happened today, but it is cool and hard to pull off:
11:44 a.m. ET: Crowds of people were gathering hours in advance of the final and that was not necessarily a good thing in some places:
England vs. Italy starting lineups
Earlier reports were confirmed that England is going back to a three central defender formation with two wingbacks in Luke Shaw (left) and Kieran Trippier (right). Bukayo Saka makes room for Trippier.
Italy rolls out the same side that got past Spain with Ciro Immobile keeping his role at center forward despite rumors that the head coach was contemplating a switch.
Starting lineup (3-4-3, left to right): 1-Jordan Pickford-GK — 6-Harry Maguire, 5-John Stones, 2-Kyle Walker — 3-Luke Shaw, 4-Declan Rice, 14-Kalvin Phillips, 12-Kieran Trippier — 10-Raheem Sterling, 9-Harry Kane, 19 Mason Mount
Available subs: 23-Sam Johnstone-GK, 13-Aaaron Ramsdale-GK, 15-Tyrone Mings, 16-Conor Coady, 24-Reece James, 7-Jack Grealish, 8-Jordan Henderson, 17-Jadon Sancho, 25-Bukayo Saka, 26-Jude Bellingham, 11-Marcus Rashford, 18-Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Starting lineup (4-3-3, left to right): 21-Gigi Donnarumma-GK — 13-Emerson Palmieri, 19-Leonardo Bonucci, 3-Giorgio Chiellini (C), 2-Giovanni Di Lorenzo — 6-Marco Verratti, 8-Jorginho, 18-Nicolo Barella — 10-Lorenzo Insigne, 17-Ciro Immobile, 14-Federico Chiesa
Available subs: 1-Salvatore Sirigu-GK, 26-Alex Meret-GK, 15-Francesco Acerbi, 23-Alessandro Bastoni, 24-Alessandro Florenzi, 25-Rafael Toloi, 5-Manuel Locatelli, 12-Matteo Pessina, 16-Bryan Cristante, 20-Federico Bernardeschi, 9-Andrea Belotti, 11-Domenico Berardi
How to watch the Euro 2021 final
- Date: Sunday, July 11
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- TV channel (USA): ESPN in USA
- Spanish-language TV (USA): Univision, TUDN
- Streaming (USA): fuboTV , ESPN+, TUDN app, TUDN.tv
- TV channel (Canada): TSN 1/4
- Streaming (Canada): TSN Direct
USA TV & streaming
The Euro 2021 championship match will be broadcast in the USA by ESPN in English and Univision and TUDN in Spanish.
Both those networks can be streamed on fuboTV (free 7-day trial). ESPN+ will carry the match for subscribers and the match will be available on the TUDN app for authenticated users.
Canada TV & streaming
The match will be carried by TSN 1/4 in Canada and it will also be streamed on TSN Direct, which is available to authenticated users with a TV service provider. Fans can also subscribe to TSN Direct without a provider.
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