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Italy wins first title in 53 years England beats penalty shoot-out at Euro 2020

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Italian players cheering with their trophies after winning the Euro 2020 European Championships 2020 held at Wembley Stadium in London, England, on the 11th (local time). In the final, Italy went into a penalty shoot-out against England 1-1 in 120 minutes until extra time, beating England 3-2 to win the championship. As a result, Italy became the first European football team in 53 years since the 1968 tournament held in their home country. 2021.7.11 /AP = Yonhap News

‘Azuri Corps’ Italy defeated ‘Soccer closing price’ England at the enemy line and reclaimed the European Football Championship for the first time in 53 years.

Italy played England 3-on penalty shoot-out in the final of the European Football Championship 2020 (Euro 2020) held at Wembley Stadium in London, England on the 12th (Korea time), 1-1 in 120 minutes until extra time. beaten by 2.

As a result, Italy has risen to the top of European football for the first time in 53 years since the 1968 tournament held in their home country.

Italy, which reached the finals twice in the 2000s (in 2000 and 2012), and finished as runners-up every time, lifted the Euro Cup again after three matches in two matches.

The pain of failing to qualify for the World Cup finals, which he experienced for the first time in 60 years at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, was also gracefully washed away with this victory.

Italy also went undefeated in 34 matches (27 wins, 7 draws).

England, on the other hand, failed to win their first Euro title at home, blocked by an Italian wall. England reached the finals for the first time in 61 years since the first tournament was held in 1960. However, after defeating West Germany and lifting the trophy at Wembley in England in 1966, the dream of winning a major championship for the second time in 55 years has been shattered.

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Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was selected as the ‘Player of the Tournament’, which is the MVP of the tournament.

Donnarumma is the first goalkeeper to receive this award since the 1996 tournament. Donnarumma played a big role in Italy’s salty defense with a total of four runs, including no goals in the group stage in this tournament. Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Czech Republic’s Patrick Sik were also joint top scorers, who scored five goals each.

/yunhap news

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