England vs. Italy (Euro 2020 Final)

In light of the sheer magnitude of this fixture (England’s first major tournament final for 55 years) I didn’t think it’d be a bad idea to create a separate thread. This is a mega fixture.

When: July 11, 8 p.m.

Where: Wembley Stadium, London (capacity: 90,000, attendance capped at 60,000)

Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands)


Played: 27

England wins: 8

Draws: 8

Italy wins: 11


2018 England 1-1 Italy International friendly

2015 Italy 1-1 England International friendly

2014 England 1-2 Italy World Cup

2012 England 2-1 Italy International friendly

2012 England 0-0 Italy European Championship (Italy won quarter-final 4-2 on penalties)


England: Nine shootouts - W3, L6

Italy: 12 shootouts - W5, L7


  • This is Italy’s 10th major final (six World Cups, four Euros), with only Germany (14) having played in more among European nations.

  • This will be England’s first ever appearance in a Euro final and their first in the final of a major tournament since winning the 1966 World Cup – the longest gap (55 years) between major finals (World Cup or Euros) for any European nation.

  • Italy have never lost against England at a major tournament (W3 D1). The Azzurri won 1-0 at Euro 1980, 2-1 at both the 1990 and 2014 World Cups and won 4-2 on penalties at Euro 2012 after a goalless draw.

  • Italy are unbeaten in their last 33 matches in all competitions (W27 D6), scoring 86 goals and conceding 10 during the run. This is their longest unbeaten stretch of matches.

  • England have won 15 of their last 17 matches at Wembley (D1 L1), scoring 46 goals and conceding five in that run. They are unbeaten in their last 12 matches in all competitions (W11 D1).

  • No team has won two penalty shootouts at the same Euro tournament.

Who wins?
  • England
  • Italy
  • England on penalties
  • Italy on penalties

0 voters

Who wins?
  • England
  • Italy
  • England on penalties
  • Italy on penalties

0 voters


Lets keep that record going :pray:


Too close to call for me, think both teams will go into it fancying their chances.

Certainly makes it a bigger occasion playing against a team like Italy who have seen it all before in the final. Just hope we don’t freeze due the pressure of it all.

Either way win or lose I can’t wait, biggest game I can remember!

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Italy gameplan and discipline is stronger but if Southgate is braver from the bench earlier than the semi final England will win.
He’s holding the game changing aces but he has to adjust to being proactive first.


I think if England score first they win.

All on the first goal

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Yeah it’s a cliche but this game very much feels as if first goal will be vital. It will likely be a very cagey affair though, doubt we’ll see a high scoring match

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Fans will play a massive part aswell seeing as it will be 90% England fans lol


Fans, the hype, the expectation. Italy will play for the early yellow cards. That’s what I would do anyway.

Who do you want to win @SRCJJ ?

annoys me that there are more than enough uk-based italians who could attend this game that we only got 5,000? tickets allocated…


Fucking Brexit!


Very evenly matched, think the fans may just edge it in England’s favour.

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Totally agree, but can the leopard change his spots. I genuinely don’t know about this one.

Scotland have certainly kept their record going :grin:


Boss in work wearing his England shirt and smug look on his grid approaches me before.

Him. You can watch the game tonight in work if you work your breaks and dinner.

Me. Great thanks.
Him. Didn’t think you’d want too.
Me. Nah copa America will be a cracker thanks.
Him something, something ungrateful cunt.
Me :rofl:


Properly, properly nervous about this. When I was a kid there was a holy trinity of things I wanted to see happen in football.

  1. Arsenal win the Champions Leagur
  2. England win the World Cup or Euros
  3. Dover Athletic get promoted into the football league.

The only one I’ve got close to before was the first one. Let’s hope it doesn’t go like 2006, after all you’d fancy Jordan Pickford to get himself sent off after ten minutes :joy:

We can do it, it just remains to be seen if we will.

Come on England!! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

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Such a good OP and then you stumbled the final hurdle when making the poll, failing to include options for both sides winning in extra time, and then committing the cardinal sin of not making how people voted public.

First final in 55 years and you’ve basically just fucking ruined it.


Found a second secret message from Liz


Yeah I didn’t realise until like 5 votes deep lol. I was fuming

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